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Full text of "Wellesley news"

Elections for next year's 

News staff will be held 

on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. 

at the News office 



Wellesley News 



True confessions 

of a Trekkie, 

see page 3 



mlume lxxi 



NUMBER 18 



Hathaway: 
No texts 

The Board of Trustees of 
Ulhaway House bookstore voted 
L deepest regret" to discon- 
„„e textbook service to Welleslcy 
ollege on April I. 1976. The 
iiihaway House Board, which 
K |udes eight representatives of 
X College, found this action 
(flssary because supplying text- 
w ks to the College has become 
rtfly complicated over the past 
wal y"rs due ,0 pap* 1 " snor - 
ips. high printing costs, and out 
fpnnl textbooks. 
"Hathaway can now become a 
jtlicr bookshop for the College 
,nd (he community by building a 
flection of non-required books 
,hlch reflect academic as well as 
jtneral interests." said Cynthia 
M, President of the Hathaway 
P« Board. Hathaway House 
till continue the campus supply 
lore and will help the College 
nrch for an alternative textbook 
upplier. 

Since Hathaway House will scr- 
ice (he College until April I. 
976 there will be no disruption in 
rdering textbooks for next fall. 
resident Newell responded. "The 
'ollege will immediately begin a 
earch for alternative 
mtngements. We are grateful for 
-.; long years' of dedicated 
joperation." 

Campus Notes 

A Student Guide to Classes, a 
ublica t ion consolidating 
udenls' evaluations of Wellesley 
lurscs, will soon be compiled for 
c next academic year. The 
litors of the Wellesley guide 
nphasize that the usefulness and 
speclability depends on the 
laniily and quality of serious 
aluations. 

Questionnaires will be sent to 
I students in two weeks. Ad- 
lional forms will be available in 
I dorms us well as Schneider 
To Box. 

Walk for Hunger 
A twenty mile Walk for Hunger 
i Sunday. April 20th will raise 
oney for direct feeding 
ograms. The Greater Boston 
alk for Hunger will fund ten 
encics in Boston as well as three 
erscas projects. The walk will 
?in at Boston Common. For 
ore information contact Maru 
Bricn in the Chaplaincy Office 
Cathy Hall in Munger. 

Orientation Committee 
flic orientation committee for 
W-76 is being formed. There 
! openings on the core com- 
"ec for three freshmen, one 
"•resident and one transfer and 
change representative. 
Applications are availublc at 
hneider Info Box and are due 
°nday at the Info Box. Inter- 
ns will begin Monday at 8 p.m. 
100 Billings. 

Shakespeare Society 

presents 

"Twelfth Night" 

tonight at 8:00 p.m. 

*nd tomorrow, at 7:00 p.m. 




WELLESLEY. MASSACHUSETTS 



FRIDAY. APRIL II. 1975 



Wellesley to participate in plan 
to help Boston public schools 



by Sharon Collins '77 
On the Thursday hefore 
Founder \ Day Weekend. Presi- 
dent Newell was called to the 
chambers of U.S. District Judge 
W. Arthur Garrity. Jr. Because 
Newell was no busy at that time, 
she scnl a representative. Maud 
Chaplin who is Dean of Studies of 
the College 

At this meeting. Garrity shared 
with presidents and represen- 
tatives ol Boston area colleges and 
universities a confidential plan to 
involve the institutions in helping 
to integrate and provide high 
quality education in Boston public 
lis The plan has since been 
widel) publicized. 

Chaplin succinctly summarized 
the complex plan in her memo to 
Newell "The essence of the plan 
is to rcdistricl the educational 
/ones m Boston, to create in each 
district a city-wide magnet high 



President Newell presents College budget to Academic Council. 

Half million of reserve funds 
to bolster budget, Newell says 



by Elene Loria '77 



On Thursday. April 3, Presi- 
dent Newell addressed a meeting 
of the Academic Council which 
was open to the entire College 
Community. The major issue was 
the AAP's budget report which 
will he presented to the Board of 
Trustees for approval on April 10. 

Newel staled that considerable 

new moneys will be available next 

yeur. An expected 1.4 million 

dollars in gifts from alumnae will 

-go toward the" operating budget. 

If the recommendations made 
to the Board are accepted the 
College will have S792.00O at its 
disposal for salary and wage ad- 
justments. This would allow a 
salary-wage base increase of 9%, 
above that of 1974-75. 

Newell declared. "In order to 
maintain academic excellence in 
the future, the salary budget is in 
the highest priority." 

The actual distribution of 
moneys has not been decided up- 
on. Scale rates will be worked out 
in the future through collective 
bargaining with the College 
workers' union. 

Money for the pay increases 
will come from: (I) the 1975-78 
tuition increase (the largest single 
increase in the history of the 

Winter Term 
Students interested in working 
on Winter Term '76 should attend 
a meeting Monday, April 1 8th at 
4:15 in Davis Lounge. Those in- 
terested in teaching or planning a 
specific course should talk to 
Arthu r Gold or Steve Nelson. 

Legenda Editor 

Anyone interested in being 
editor of Legenda should get in 
touch with Jean Donovan. 
Claflin. before Wednesday. 
April 16. 



p hi Beta Kappa: Members Elected March 18, 1975 
h» of 1975 

A/kush. Rochellc 



Berliner, Anna 
Bnardwaj. Nina 
Bloomer. Sarah Katherinc 
B°hne. Lelon M. 
J h 'n. Pamela J 
"Hoyos. Debora Marie 
"°"ghcrty, Monica 
[Jale. Melissa Ann 
" c 'ntz. Kathleen G. 
HolTcrl. Barabara Nell 

nge. Carol 

"Van. Cheryl Lynn 
Johnston. Susan Allison 
^wton, Nicole 
"mkin. Margaret Catherine 
" 0r an. Anne E. 
Nogclo. Valerie V. 
J'Motti. Susan 
^kowski. Patricia Ann 
5'«h. Susan Hclene 
Kob °ins. Janet Irene 



Roberts. Jean V. 
Sec. Ananna W. 
Skelly. Lyndon M. 
Smith. Stephanie E. 
Weissman. Cheryl 
Wolf. Holly Jo 
Class of 1976 
Becgel. Susan K 
Campisi. Gilda M. 
Groton. Anne H. 
Hampton, Jean Elizabeth 
Norton. Elizabeth E. 
Jones. Camara 
Manelis. Jocelyn B. 
Mills, Claudia 
Neville. Anne C. 
Otis. Nancy E. 
Rose, Linda Hannah 
Skcttino, Sandra Lee 

Weigcrl, Jean M. 
.Note: An additional number of 

seniors will be considered alter 
second semester grades arc in. 



college) (2) cuts and redirections 
in spending and (3) the usage of Vi 
million dollars of reserve funds. 

Mr. Joseph Kiehala. Vice Presi- 
dent of Business Affairs explained 
the distinction between reserve 
and endowment funds, defining 
reserves as "unspent balances for 
gift funds which had been 
transferred directly into the en- 
dowment pool and have ac- 
cumulated income over I he- 
years ." The College lias ac- 
cumulated about S million dollars 
in reserves. Half of the amount is 
restricted and cannot be used for 
operating costs. 

The recommendation to use 
reserve funds caused considerable 
question among the member- ol 
the Council. Both Newell and 
Kiehala acknowledged that it will 
be the firsi major encroachment 
into the reserves, encompassing 
about 10% of the total fund. 

Newell seemed confident that 
the suggestion would be approved 
by the Trustees She assured. 
"This decision has been con- 
sidered in our ten year forecast li 
is a major step in using reserve 
funds judiciously." 

Financial aid will be offered 
next year to all accepted students 
demonstratine need. However. 



none of this mone) will come 
Prom the operating budget. 
Welleslej has large pools of alum- 
nae gifts and federal and state aid 
lor this purpose. 

Despite the importance of the 
matters discussed al the meeting, 
student attendance was poor. 



school, and to identify that school 
with a particular college or un- 
iversity." 

The four court-appointed 
Masters, who were the primary 
developers of the plan, request 
that "the participating institutions 
of higher education he expressly 
enabled to share in the direction 
and development of curriculum 
and instruction under contractual- 
ly devised and court-sanctioned 
contracts with (he school 
department.'' Their idea is for 
these institutions to "serve as 
fiscal agents, for research, teacher 
training, curriculum and program 
development, grants and con- 
tracts. " 

The seventeen colleges and un- 
iversities which have been 
designated to participate in the 
plan are: U. of Mass. (Boston): 
Bunker Hill Community College: 
Boston State College; Boston U.: 
Northeastern U.. Harvard: 
M.I.T.: Emmanuel; Tufts; 
Brandeis-. Regis: Wellesley: Emer- 
son;. Boston College: Wheelock 
College: Simmons: and Suffolk. 
Welleslej has been tentatively 
paired with the city-wide magnet 
Boston Latin School. Initial fun- 
ding for the program must come 
from the colleges: however, it is 
the hope of the Masters that even- 



tually this program can he funded 
cither through federal or founda- 
tion aid. 

The following Tuesday, all of 
the college and university 
presidents met to discuss the plan. 
This meeting was attended by 
both Newell and Chaplin. Accor- 
ding to Chaplin, the general feel- 
ing was that, although the details 
of the plan seemed quite vague, it 
was a great opportunity for in- 
stitutions of higher education to 
become involved in solving a 
serious, "real world" problem. 

However, concern was express- 
ed that plan guidelines must take 
into account the current limits of 
the institution's capacities. 
Another concern was that in no 
wax should the institutions enter 
into the governing structure of the 
Boston School System. A joint 
letter was drafted to this effect 
and signed by all except the Presi- 
dent of Boston U. Being extreme- 
ly enthusiastic about the plan, he 
did not want to sign (he joint letter 
which included several reser- 
vations, so he wrote a personal 
letter in support of the plan. 

The colleges arc scheduled to 
begin initial negotiations with (he 
schools by April 15 and more 
details should be made public 
soon. 




Wellesley and M.I.T. 
Poli Sci exchange 



Joseph Kiebala. Jr.. Vice 
President for Business Affairs, 
listens to Newell's presentation. 



Curriculum chances for 1975- 
1976 include an expanded ex- 
change progrum between (he 
Political Science Department- rjf 
Welleslej and M.I.T. 

Four courses, (wo from each 
school, will be laugh! on a 
rotating basis between (he two 
campuses. Two faculty memhers 
from each inslitution will par- 
ticipate in (he exchange, (caching 
one of the four new courses. 

The faculty members and their 
courses are: 

— Marion Just. Wellesley. 
(caching a seminar on "Private 
Interests and Public Issues in 
American Politics." 

— Man Schechlcr. Wel- 
lesley. teaching a seminar on 
"Law and Social Change — 
Emerging Constitutional Rights 
of Women. Racial Minorities, 
and the Poor." 

— Loren/o Morris. M.I.T. 



teaching a course on "Ideology 
and Par(icipa(ion in Black 
American Politics ." 
— Myroo Weiner. M I T .. 
leaching a course on "Political 
Crises in South Asia." 

Schechter and Weiner are the 
chairmen of (heir respective 
departments, 

The exchange between Political 
Science Departments is con- 
sidered to be exempt from the 
enrollment limitations normally 
applied to the M.I.T.-Wellesley 
exchange program. Enrollment in 
any of the four courses will nol 
preven( participation in other 
courses at either institution. 

Members, of the faculty in 
Political Science at Wellesley 
hope that registration for the 
courses will he almost 50-50 
between the two schools, a ratio 
rarelj attained in regular ex- 
change courses 



Trustee Darling discusses budget 



by Margaret Kalvar "78 

Nelson J. Darling. Jr.. chair- 
man of the Wellesley College 
Board of Trustees, spoke infor- 
mally to a group of students in the 
Freeman living room last Stnnl i\ 
Also present was Marshall Gold- 
man, chairman of the 1 on in - 

Dept The subject was the 
Wellesley budget and fund-raising 
issue, seen from a trustees view- 
point. 

Darling explained the structure 
of the budget, saying that the 
trustees project Wellesley - finan- 
cial position over a ten year 
period. He described the rise in 



the operating budget, which has 
been doubling every (en year- 
since 1952 It currently costs 
about SIS million to run the 
college 

The overall budget for the next 
academic \c.ir was presented by 
Pre. ident Newell to the trustees 
earlier this week Darling said 
Sunday thai he expected it to be 
higher than he would choose 
looking at the (en year predic- 
tions, but made no other com- 
ment 

Where does the mones come 
from? Darling said that tuition 
fees cover -I v , -Mi";, f lnc net 



educational cost per student, 
which includes faculty and staff 
salaries and scholarship moneys. 
The rest is provided for by interest 
on Welleslcy's endowment fund 
and by alumnae gills. 

The iruslces' goal is to create a 
balanced budget for the College 
while maintaining Wcllcsley's 
academic standards and offerings 
Since thej cannot raise tuition as 
lasi as inflation demands, the 
College, according (o Darling, 
must build the income-producing 
endowmenl fund. As of now. there 



and their families and endowment 
income. Even for a student paying 
the full tuition fee of S2.800 (as of 
1973-74). (he College gives a 
"hiddep scholarship" of $2,736 to 
cover the total net educational 
cost per student. He said that 
room and hoard money is 
primarily supplied by (he 
students' fees. 

Darling hopes that, during the 
next decade. Wellesley will con- 
tinue to raise more revenue from 
alumnae gifts and from foun- 
dations At present, some prin- 



ts a S7 million gap between the cipal from (he unrestricted endow- 



Security hires consultants 



Joseph Kiebala. Jr . Vice Presi- 
dent for Business Mlairs an- 
nounced recently that three 
professional consultants have 
heen hired in (he security field 

Gerald A. McDadc, one of the 
Consultants, has developed 
systemsal M IT. Tufts Universi- 
ty Boston University, Brandeis. 
and others. He will concentrate on 
residence hall bell disk and door 
communications with security 
headquarters 

Herbert T Voye of Tufts 
University established the campus 
police department there and has 
served as consultant lor a number 



of other educational institutions 

lames Olivien has reorganized 
the security system and police 
force at M I T 

During the remainder of April 
and into Max, the consultants will 
observe and evaluate current 
security programs 

Questions or comments on 
security, matters should be ud- 
drcssed lo one of the following 
people 

I ucille Knight 214 

Susan Fedo 701 

June Murphv-K.it/ 507 

Joseph Kiehala. Jr. 213 

Nora Wells 541 



money supplied by students and 
the overall budget needs. 

To fill the gap. Darling said 
(hal Welleslcy must draw upon its 
"broad base" of financial support 
for the added endowment money 
He called the Wellesley Alumnae 
Organization the "best organized 
group of fund-raisers of any 
women's college." citing the 
numerous drives and telephone- 
campaigns the Alumnae 
Organization initiates 

When asked if Wellesley 
< ollege has ever operated under a 
deficit, Darling qualified the 
meaning of that term "In a sense, 
always," he said, but went on to 
mention that the first level of 
deficit referred lo expenses not 
covered by payments by students 



men! is being loaned from the 
Building Fund to be paid to con- 
tractors for the New Science 
Center and the library im- 
provements, thus making more 
alumnae gifts essential lo rebuild 
ihe endowment. 

Due to last year's high interest 
rates, (he College's income from 
endowments went up, so (here was 
Continued on page 7 



The following members of the 
class of 1975 have been elected 
lo serve as Class Officers for 
five years upon graduation: 
Linnic Little President 

Bet Moe Vice President 

Betsy Barr Secrelary 

Michaela O'Neill Treasurer 
Ronnie Catanesc Class Rep. 



In Our Opinion 



Orientation week: 
Planning needed 

As the Wellesley Admissions Department prepares to an- 
nounce to approximately five hundred women that they will 
be members of Wellesley's class of 1979, another segment 
of the college gets ready toplan the welcome for these new 
freshmen. The time for organizing Freshmen Orientation 
Week has again come, but hopefully this year the planning 
will be done more efficiently, and the poor planning 
techniques of last year's orientation will not be repeated. 
The main problem of the Orientation Program was the 
minimal funding allocated to cover the week's events. 
Although budget limitations exist campus wide, the expen- 
diture of about one dollar per freshmen to be "oriented" 
was somewhat inadequate. Perhaps the addition of a small 
orientation fee to be paid by the incoming freshmen (a prac- 
tice used by many colleges) would help alleviate some finan- 
cial considerations. 

Some other problems in the planning should 
be solved within the committee set up to 
organize the Orientation week. Although the dictating 
reasoning that the freshman class is the closest to their own 
orientation, so should be the likely ones to plan that of the 
following year is basically sound, this does not always hold 
out in practice. The main planning is done by the CORE 
committee made up of freshmen. The Commit- 
tee might benefit more if instead it were made up of 
members from all the classes, all of whom would be able to 
share the experiences of their own first weeks. The 
enthusiasm of these freshmen members is not being question- 
ed, but it is unwise to limit the organization to only one 
class. 

Another difficulty encountered by the Orientation Com- 
mittee of last year was the beaurocracy which resulted from 
the number of committees and subcommittees set up to sup- 
posedly cut down on the workload of any one or two people. 
The result, however, was conflicts in planning and endless 
meetings to coordinate the individual parts of the entire 
program. For this reason, many of the important decisions 
were put off and some were not made until the summer 
months and early September. A related factor in this confu- 
sion was that the actual organization did not take place 
until during the Reading period of second semester. This 
resulted in an unnecessary scramble at the end of the year to 
finish the work of planning Next year's Orientation week 
cannot be a success unless the planning of it is begun soon in 
a coordinated, orderly fashion. 

Finally, enough alternatives must be allowed for to avoid 
the lack of events which resulted when rain cancelled most 
of the schedule of some days during the first week of last 
yea;. 

The first year (and those following) at Wellesley College 
can be very trying.Every effort should be made then to make 
the first week as enjoyable as possible. 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



Letters to the Editor 




Wellesley course guide planned 
Student cooperation needed 



Subsidies proposed 
For colleges 

The current trends at Wellesley — tightening budgets, 
economizing in various areas and the increasing of tuitions 
— all reflect the dangerous economic straits private 
colleges and universities throughout the United States are 
bucking today. 

Recently the new Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in 
Higher Education proposed a plan by which the Federal 
and stale governments would provide annual subsidies for 
students in private colleges. The amount would be equal to 
one-half of the average amount given to public universities. 
Specifically, this federal and state contribution toward a 
student's tuition would be approximatley $750. Further- 
more, a National Student Loan Bank has also been propos- 
ed through which long term borrowing and repayment over 
20 years after graduation could be arranged. Measures such 
as these are progressively becoming more necessary. 

No longer can students afford private education. 
Inflationary conditions persist. Tuition costs are burdens 
which students and their families are not forced to accept 
Should more students choose to leave private colleges and 
enter state institutions, an overflow of students in public 
universities would occur. Hence the government would be 
confronted with even higher bills to pay in the form of in- 
creasing subsidies to these public institutions. 

Just because some colleges and universities are private 
rather than public doesn't necessarily mean that their 
students should be denied basic services readily accepted 
and supported ,n public universities. The question of 
whether to have a Counseling Office would not be an" issue 
in a state or municipal college and it should not be an issue 
at Wellesley. 

Granted, costs are higher and certain economic cutbacks 
must be made. However when cutbacks infringe upon vital 
services, something is definitely wrong. Perhaps the time is 
ripe for d.rect.ng more pressure upon government policy 
through such organizations as the Carnegie Council 



To ihc Editor: 

A Student Guide to Wellesley 
courses hus been talked about for 
years, but for reasons unknown, 
(his kind of serious consolidation 
of student opinion never 
materialized. We are in the 
process of reversing this prece- 
dent, and we do it in the following 
spirit: 

Not all courses at Wellesley are 
equal in cither work load or quali- 
ty. Not all courses meet expec- 
tations raised in catalogue 
descriptions, some occasionally 
exceed their stated goals. 

Many students first become in- 
terested in a course after reading 
the catalogue. It is then the advice 
of friends, a catchy course title or 
a convenient class meeting lime 
which influences their selection. 
Because of this, students rely on 
hearsay, chance, or the impression 
formed by attending the first few 
classes, to make an informed deci- 
sion. This is often inadequate. 
Therefore the academic freedom 
we have of electing all our courses 
is diminished by the circumstan- 
tial and arbitrary way in which we 
select them. 

Students who have already 
taken a class provide the most ac- 
curate and helpful source of infor- 
mation. They have seen how well 
initial expectations were fulfilled, 
and can evaluate the depth and 
care given to their work by the in- 
structor. A course guide done 
well, encompassing the full range 
of opinion serves this function. 

The guide to classes that we are 
presently working on will be based 
entirely on information obtained 
through a more precise and 

College 
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directed evaluation questionnaire 
ihan the one used by the College. 
The entire student body will 
receive these questionnaires, 
providing a large enough base to 
produce a reliable and represen- 
tative account, essential to a 
useful source book. Each course 
description will include fun- 
damental data such as the struc- 
ture of the course (i.e. discussion 
or lecture), the work load and 
specific comments about the 
course as taught by a particular 
professor. 



To gather data for the first edi- 
tion, questionnaires will be sent to 
each student in approximately two 
weeks. One questionnaire should 
be filled out for each course taken 
in the fall semester, 1974. Ad- 
ditional forms will be available in 
all dorms as well as at Schneider 
Info Box. 

It is absolutely essential that 
you cooperate by filling out these 
questionnaires. In order for a 
course to be included in the 
booklet a sufficient response is 



NOTE; The Wellesley N CWs 
welcomes feedback from j ls 
readers and will prim nil /,■„,',. 
submitted to the editor. Letters 
should be typed (on S3 
character line) and 
legibly. 



signed 



necessary as an inadequate one 
would not supply enough informa- 
lion for a comprehensive and 
legitimate booklet. 

Any comments, criticisms and 
suggestions are welcome and 
should be delivered to th e 
Schneider Info Box. 

by Linda Kojabashian '77, 



Soviet Repression protested 



To the Editor: 

The Committee Against Re- 
pression in the Soviet Union 
and Eastern Europe has been 
formed to protest the cruel and 
unjust treatment of the dissenters 
of those nations. It is our goal to 
publicize their plights and 
organize teach-ins in order to 
begin to have a restraining effect 
on the leaders ofthe governments 
of the Soviet Union and Eastern 
"Europe. 

Bystanders and even par- 
ticipants in our activities often 
ask: "Of course we are apalled by 
the treatment of dissenters in 
those countries, but is there a 
point to demonstrating if there 
seems to be nothing effective we 
can do to help?" The answer, as 
the Soviet and Eastern European 
dissenters never tire of repeating. 
is ih.it public expression of protest 
is not only a symbolic act but is. in 
fact, the most practical form of 
assistance we can give to victims 
of political persecution. The intcr- 
national publicity given 
throughout the world to Sahkarov 
and Solzhnitsyn may not have 
protected them against harassment 



altogether, but it has nevertheless 
spared them from the much worse 
fate of imprisonment and en- 
forced silence. 

An equally significant 
humanitarian victory would be the 
return to their teaching posts by 
(he eight dissident professors, 
fired from the philosophy depart- 
ment of the University of 
Belgrade, on the basis of their 
differences with the ruling party 
and government of Yugoslavia. 
Rectification of this situation 
may. in part, depend on inter- 
national exposure of their cases. 
'On January 28, 1975 the Ser- 
bian legislature dismissed them on 
charges that they were involved in 
"activity contrary to Yugoslav 
socialist society, the principles of 
the constitution, the development 
of self-management, and the 
policy of the League of Com- 
munists." Raised also was the 
charge that they corrupted 
Yugoslav youth by "orienting 
youth toward political confronta- 
tion and revolt." 

Their troubles with the govern- 
ment began in 1968, when they 
supported a student protest move- 



To the Editor: 

At 8:30 p.m. last Saturday 
(Apr. 5). in Tower Court, the fire 
alarm went off unexpectedly. For- 
tunately, it turned out that a heat- 
sensitive alarm in one of the 
kitchenettes was set off by acci- 
dent, but as far as everyone was 
concerned, it was a real fire. In the 
uproar that followed, several dis- 
turbing facts were revealed. The 
fire alarm systems in the dorms 
are NOT connected to the fire 
department or to campus security. 
Their only purpose is to warn 
students to evacuate the dorm. 
Therefore the first step in the 
emergency fire procedure should 
have been to call the fire depart- 
ment, then security. This seems 
absurd and brings to mind an im- 
age of someone standing in the 
middle of a burning building try- 
ing to talk on the phone. If the fire 
originated near the telephones, or 
if the telephone lines were burned, 
there would be no way to contact 
the fire department. 

Almost immediately after the 
alarm went off. security was call- 
ed (x 217) to inform them that the 
fire alarm accidently went off and 
to get someone to come and turn 
it off. There was no answer so the 
college operator was called. The 
total time that elapsed between 
the lime the alarm originally went 
off and the time the two security 
cars rolled up was over five 
minutes. The fire life of Tower 
Court is seven minutes. The fire 
life of most other dorms is five 
minutes, meaning that by the time 
security or the Tire department 
arrived, the dorm could have been 
destroyed. 

No one in the dorm was aware 
of the fact that the fire alarms are 
not connected to the fire depart- 
ment including the fire chiefs. If 




ment. They denied all of the re- 
cent charges against them in an 
open letter quoted in the January 
31 Le Monde. A point made in the 
letter was that this crackdown on 
dissent has been symptomatic of 
growing Stalinist influence. 
"Characteristic of such a 
dogmatic conception of Marxism 
is the tacit recognition of the in- 
fallibility of the leadership ofthe 
party. Any disagreement with it is 
considered as sufficient proof of 
guilt." 

In the United States, various 
professors have denounced the ac- 
tions taken against the eight dis- 
sidents. Dr. Robert Cohen. 
Professor of Physics and 
Philosophy at Boston University, 
said "these eight professors are in- 
ternationally known not only as 
scholars but as genuine and in- 
corruptable socialists with no 
political aim against their own 
state." Philosopher Corliss La- 
mont has been reported to have 
cabled Yugoslav President Tito to 
initiate their reinstatement. 

The Committee Against 
Repression in the Soviet Union 
and Eastern Europe plans to con- 
tinue publicising the plight of vic- 
tims of various kinds of political 
repression through teach-ins and 
other types of demonstrations. 
For further information please 
contact Bob Berger, 135 Antrim 
St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139 
Yours Sincerely, 
Robert Berger 

Member of Committee Against 

Repression in the Soviet 

Union and Eastern Europe 



OWE OTl«R THIM&. SOLZHEWnSVU-TUBNOUT-mi. LIGtrrSWHCNVOUltAVE'* 




iliis had been a real fire, the fire 
department wouldn't have known 
about it until they saw the flames. 
By that time, the fire would have 
probably spread to Claflin and 
Severance and they could have 
been lost too. The 'problem 
doesn't lie with the fire chiefs but 
with their training. They arc train- 
ed for fire drills, not for real 
emergencies. 

Another disturbing observance 
is the time it took for the students 
to get out of the dorm. The ma- 
jority of the students didn't start 
coming out until 4-5 minutes after 
the alarm. Some people even ig- 
nored the alarm until 10 minutes 
after it started. 

If the college is so cautious that 
they have very sensitive heat- 
triggered alarms, why is that ef- 
fort wasted? This potentially 
dangerous situation has to be cor- 
rected. Although fires arc rare, 
they DO occur and the college 
should be especially conscious of 
the extenl of '.heir damage. 
Remember March 17, 1914 

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Lucy M. Van der Wicl *76 



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Book Room of the Margaret 
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khe Trouble With Trekkies Or 

0u t of the closet and into the Americana 



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by Debbie Wing '75 and Laura Turoff '77 



iere are TREKKIES.and 

ii (here are Trekkies. The Ibr- 

r species has its fanatics, those 

"h, are willing to memorize 

Scripts, and spend over SIOO 

lr!, nripinal tribble and a used 

f °' ck ear- (There 



are also the 



filer trekkics"-the ones who 
Lys seem to gel into the news 
L revealing costumes, but 
, h0 actually wouldn't know a 
nebian slime devil ir they fell on 
.) Trekkies. though, are more 
Imon than you'd think, even m 
L great intellectual community, 
you are one of those who secret- 
walches Star Trek alone in your 
,oom. there's no need to be 
uhamed. Yes. we know-Captain 
ftrk has a broad on every planet. 
3ft( J some of the scripts are 
downright embarrassing. Yet con- 
sidering that Star Trek pioneered 
1966 as the first serious sci-fi 
r je$, ihe drama is amazingly 



durable. Not only is the writing 
respectable science fiction, but the 
characterizations are well- 
developed, the special effects 
revolutionary, and the social com- 
mentary sometimes nearly 
profound in the way it advocates 
true respect for all cultures, races, 
and forms of life 

Star Trek has been off the air 
for six years, yet its audience 
grows and grows. Proof is found 
in the fact that attendance of 
many Star Trek conventions near- 
ly doubles «ach year The 
phenomenon has even spread to 
Great Britain, where they have 
recently had their first conven- 
tion. This year's 4lh annual N.Y. 
convention was held in the Com- 
modore Hotel from February 14- 
17. Last year the Americana 
Hotel was besieged by 16.000 
Trekkies and many hysterical fire 
marshalls. so this time attendance 



was limited to 7.000 - several of 
them from Wellesley. 

The activities were not all as in- 
ane as you might think. There 
were, of course. Star Trek 
episodes, the "Blooper Reel." tri- 
via and costume competitions, re- 
cent sci-fi films, and an immense 
dealer's room filled mostly with 
Star Trek paraphernalia. Yet 
there was also some thought- 
provoking entertainment: panel 
discussions (by the stars, writers. 



cussions this year were intended to 
give advice to struggling young 
(and old) writers. Many Trekkies 
are also science-fact fans, in- 
terested in the discussions of the 
space program, opportunities in 
science, and the possibilities of the 
future. 

Star Trek was the most expen- 
sive TV show of its lime, and is 
still too expensive to revive in its 
original form. However, due lo 
Ihe great demand. Gene 




Classes picked? 



Spock: "1,761,561 That's assuming one tribble multiplying 
with an average litter of ten, producing a new generation 
every 12 hours over a period of three days." 




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producers, and technicians), an 
excellent art display and auction, 
a costume demonstration, a lec- 
ture by a NASA scientist (many 
NASA people are ardent 
Trekkies), and a visit from the in- 
imitable Isaac Asimov. 

The conventioneers were 
anything but sterotyped. 
Although mostly high school and 
college students, there were a sur- 
prising number of folks over 30, 
many of them teachers, writers, 
and scientists. Since Trekkies are 
almost always general science fic- 
tion huffs, many of the panel dis- 



Roddcnberry (ils producer) has 
begun negotiations for several 
Slar Trek TV movies, perhaps 
followed by a series of movies for 
•'theatrical release. The actors and 
formal would remain essentially 
the same, but Ihe dramatic and 
scientific statements would be 
brought up to date. 

So. if you are not already a fan. 
force yourself lo join those 
si range people in Ihe TV room for 
a few good episodes. You'll find 
it's like eating olives - you hale 
Ihcm until you love them. 

Live Long and Prosper. 



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Intelligent life found in solar system! 

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Government scientists at ihe 
Amen Research Ccnler. operated 
by the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, have made 
initial contact with a race of in- 
telligent human-like beings 
located on the Jovian moon 
Ganymede, third from the mam- 
moth planet, usually reliable 
sources in Washington have 



Teddy: Camelot Revisited? 



by Emily Yoffe '77 



"Maybe he- got a flat tire." 
"Rich people don't get flat 
I [ires " 

Senator Edward Kennedy (D. 

[Mass) was 10 minutes late for his 

h:30 speaking engagement at the 

Newton North High School 

[auditorium. 

At 9:45 Richard Adams, house 
[master, went lo the podium to ex- 
plain thai the Senator would be 
[here shortly and would everyone 
hut up. He discovered the 
nicrophone was dead. 
Some of his 2000 fans greeted 
him with cries such as "Vote for 
[dull." and "We're leaving, we 
[can'l even hear ya!" 

Suddenly the auditorium was 
filled with, "Oh my God, oh my 
God." "Look that's him!" and 
["Get oulta the way, I can't sec." 
The Senator had arrived, face 
fished, his left eye bloodshot, and 
in a rumpled blue suit. He was in- 
troduced through a Rudy Vallce- 
[ l >Pc megaphone. 

The 2000 students and the ex- 
cited cafeteria crew were on their 
'«l. screaming and applauding. 

The power of charisma was in 
effect that morning. As soon as 
Kennedy stepped to the podium a 
Ku " went through ihe 
h"diloriunv. the microphone was 
'■"'rking. 

Newton North High School is a 
" Ctt 6 million dollar structure. It 
hid lo be closed extra long over 
Christmas to fix the ventilating 
Wem which was dumping c\- 
^aive amounts of asbestos into 
'Merit's lungs. 

Kennedy beamed at the crowd 
a "d said, "| hear your ventilation 
" as good as your sound system." 



lion quip and his exhortation that and local reporters. 
lhej must pick up the lurch iheir ._. He didn't look anyone in the 
older brothers and" "sisters had eve and his hand shook as he held 

his coffee cup. He's nol afraid to 
show pique when he doesn't like 
the question being asked. And 
when he likes the question he's nol 



carried in the sixties, he lost them. 

Kennedy did allow that perhaps 
ihe issues are no longer "clear or 
sharp." But thai special interest 
groups are hoping today's 
students will sil out and be unlike 
Ihe older brothers and sisters of 
the 60's who "turned political 
leaders around." 

When Kennedy finished his 
speech he asked the students to 
applaud for issues that were of 
greatest concern to them. Infla- 
tion and unemployment won 
hands down over ecology and 
foreign affairs. Perhaps Ihe youth 
of the 70\s Ihihks taking time off 
rrom school to turn political 
leaders around is a luxury they 
can'l afford. 

Later Kennedy held a small 
news conference in the library for 
kids from the high school paper 



afraid to answer in infinite detail. 

One woman asked him ahout 
laws regarding the marketing of 
dangerous con t racepl i ves 
specifically the dalkon shield. 
This led Kennedy into a 
lengthy monologue about loops, 
pills, morning after pills, and per- 
forated uteruses. He interrupted 
himself a couple of limes to assure 
everyone he wasn't an expert on 
the subject, or say he realized he 
was getting more detailed than 
anyone wanted him to get. 

Afterwards a woman reporter 
from a Newton Weekly 
whom he Irealcd brusquely at the 
press conference said. "He's not 
going to give you answers about 




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anxious to get back to class." 
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revealed. The startling discovery 
was evidently made lasl Monday 
as Pioneer II satellite passed 
within several million miles of the 
Mercury sized moon. 

Officials at the State Depart- 
ment confirmed that they were 
seeking an appropriation of 12.6 
billion dollars for sending Henry 
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Ganymede. 



It's time again for un- 
derclassmen to register for next 
year's courses. And while classes 
become progressively more 
challenging, the secret to success 
not only lies in selecting the righl 
major and courses, bul also in 
choosing the right teachers. 

Experienced upperclassmcn can 
provide helpful insight about cer- 
tain teachers. But you must 
remember to consider the source; 
past animosities or low grades can 
sometimes cloud someone's objec- 
tivity towards a particular 
professor. 

One of the most misleading 
types of instructors are those that 
can be mistaken for sludents. 1 
call them the Hip. Hip Hoorays. 
Clad in freaky motif. Earth shoes 
and Indian shins, these teachers 
appear to be "hip". They "come 
down and relate" on Ihe level of 
the students. "I get high, too," 
Ihcy proudly admit. Of course you 
can call them by their first names. 
Just don't be surprised when 

Get high, too 

grading time comes. They 
sometimes "come down and 
relate" in a more conventional 
manner. 

My personal favorite instruc- 
tors are the BP's (that's Beautiful 
Professors). This avant-garde elite 
don't look as though they belong 
on a college campus. Classic 
dressers, the BP's drive Volvos 
(among the 87% who are college- 
educated) or a similar foreign 
auio. En route to Schneider, they 
are the ones with a New York 
Times or Wall Street Journal 
casually tucked under their wcll- 



drurfejd arms 



In class, the BP's can be either 
very enlighlcning or just plain 
sickening. All thai showcasing 
loses rmich of its gusto after the 
first hourly or paper. Fortunately, 
Ihe BP's don't give long 
assignments over vacations — 
they're loo busy having fun 
themselves during holidays. 

An uppcrclassman will never 
fail to recommend a scholarly 
teacher — the ones with the ivy- 
league covered credentials. 
Although these teachers may be 
authorities in their fields, very few 



Ivy-leagued 



of them can actually leach. 
Scurrying across campus, they 
hale lo be late to class — and 
you'll be penalized if you arc, too. 
They stick by the rules including 
taking roll or keeping the class 
late on a Friday before a vacation. 

No wonder they wore wire- 
framed glasses before they came 
into style 

You brilliant sophomores who 
"just cahn'l wail" lo lake 300- 
level courses should realize that 
early birds don't always fly. 

Remember thai a paper is not 
always better lhan an exam. A 
biology exam lakes preparation 
while an English paper takes in- 
spiration. 

All that glitters is not told. Ex- 
perienced sludents are sometimes 
embarrassed lo recommend 
courses designed for fulfilling the 
distribution requirement. There's 
no point in sweating in a course 
for serious majors when you don't 
have lo. 

Bul be prepared to work — 
teachers realize that class morale 
is low in such classes. There's no 
such thing as receiving something 

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won't stop about birth control. 
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Washington." 

After Kennedy left people 
stayed around to discuss his 
emotional stale, his weight, his 
red eyes, and practically every 
other aspect of his being. 

He wasn'l anyone's white 
knight on a charger. Bul 
everyone was completely 
fascinated. And how many other 
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Robert Shrum comments on 
1976 Presidential campaign 



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"No one should be taken roo seriously," says Stephanie Smith. "It surprises me that what I say actually 
influences people's thinking at times. It worries me." pno , Dy Sasna N or |<j n -75 

An interview with: 
Stephanie Smith 



by Sandy Peddie '76 

"My immediate reaction to 
politics on the Wellesley College 
campus is thai people lake it loo 
seriously The stakes .ire not that 
high." says Stephanie Smith '75. 
Taking this statement too 
seriously 1- a little difficult after 
discovering thai Stephanie is 
rower Courl House President, as 
well is Chairman of House 
Presidents. Add to thai the facl 
thai she has been actively involved 
with campus politics during her 
four years here as .1 Senate 
representative and Vil Junior. She 
is committed, but she means what 
she says 

Stephanie feels that a sense of 
humor is important and tries to 
combine thai with .in objective 
rational approach to problem- 
solving. Whether she is fielding a 
complainl aboul no toilet paper in 
the second-floor bathroom or 
chairing .1 heated committee 
meeting on rooming. Stephanie's 
approach works Those working 
with her commend her abilitj to 
hring calm to chaos md to con- 
sider .ill sides ofan issue carefully 
Her interest in politics is both 
personal and academic. She en- 
ioys people and is "always 
amazed" h\ human situations 
that iri 

Her individual ma|or. Science 
and Public Policy, reflects her 
willingness to explorc^chaljenging 
'"-'''■ "■ ' \ CaVmrsTn major is 1 
sophomore, she became 



creasingly interested in the in- 
terrelationship of scientists and 
decision-makers. Although such a 
major had never before been 
attempted at Wellesley (and "the 
combination agitated people"). 
Stephanie was able to do it with 
help of two supportive faculty ad- 
visers and courses at M.I.T. An 
honors thesis helped to synthesize 
material. 

She gained practical experience 
in this are.i is a Washington in- 
tern. Lasi summer she worked for 
the Council on Environmental 
Quality doing research involving 
occupational and environmental 
health. 

Stephanie draws a distinction 
between her political involvement 
and feminist altitudes. For her 
politics is one interest, while 
feminism is pervasive. She notes 
ih, it "Women are not raised to 
hn.k lor power. Many run away 
from it. Some who rise to 
positions of power feci guilty for 
having achieved them " 

I don't think politics is a dirty 
word." she continues. "Politic- is 
the way things are done. It's peo- 
ple coexisting." 

Punctuating her new statement 
»nh emphatic gestures, she adds. 
"No one should be taken too 
seriously It surprises nic that 
what I say actually influences 
people's thinking at times. It 
worries me!" 

Yet it is clear she does lake peo- 
. . . . 

pie Seriously, Her fob as Vil 



n- Junior was one of her "most 



enlightening" experiences at 
Wellesley. She found satisfaction 
in watching a diverse group of 
people "mature into a place." 

Her photography reflects her 
concern with people. Many of her 
subjects are friends, captured in 
moments ranging from pejr- 
siveness to hilarity. 

A Phi Beta Kappa who claims 
she "should learn to read. 
Stephanie has interests as diverse 
as her photographs. They range 
from singing to yoga, but she es- 
pecially loves film. "Hiding in the 
hack of a dark theater is my form 
of escape!" 

Aware that "as a woman you 
need a strong degree." Stephanie 
plans to attend Harvard law- 
school next fall. M.I.T.'s political 
science department has 
nominated her for the Green 
Fellowship for doctoral studs. 
Again Irving an unusual combina- 
tion, she hopes to combine Har- 
vard law wiih study at M.I.T. Her 
career interest involves science 
and public policy, urban affairs, 
or "something else I may fashion 
on my own I can't say there won't 
he oiher things I won't discover." 
Upon Stephanie's door is an ar- 
ticle concerning the rape case of 
Joan Little, "a good intellectual 
problem" and a colorful sticker of 
Charles Schulz' comic strip 
character Woodstock asleep on 
top of an Easter egg. Her onl\ 
comment aboul il is "I like 
bizarre combinations of things, 
that make people think." 



by Sharon Collins '77 

"America does not lose wars, 
America only fights just wars. 
Presidents of the U.S. arc not cor- 
rupt, the FBI is good," said 
Robert Shrum. "These have been 
the long-time beliefs of the 
American people, but recent 
events have undermined the 
people's faith in these ideals.." 

Robert Shrum. former 
speechwriter for Lindsay, Muskic. 
and McGovcrn, spoke in Davis 
Lounge on the evening of Wednes- 
day, April 2. His talk, which was 
sponsored by Forum and the 
Debate Society, was entitled 
"Presidential Campaigns: '72 to 
•76." 

Shrum feels that there is no 
longer a solid "Middle America" 
whose ideology falls in the center 
of some hypothetical political 
spectrum. So-called middle 
Americans have moved cither left 
or right or in some other direc- 
tion. 

"The accelerating alienation of 
the voters from the institutions is 
causing politics to burst its 
traditional bounds." Shrum said. 
He mentioned the extreme 
cynicism and irony in journalism 
as one result of the Viet Nam and 
Watergate era. 

"I couldn't help but notice the 
juxtaposition of news stories on 
yesterday's evening news." he 
commented. "First. Ihey showed 



pictures of the dead babies in Viel 
Nam and this was followed by a 
film of President Ford playing 
golf in Palm Springs." 

Shrum spoke of what he labels 
the "political elite," a class of 
people composed of politicians, 
office-holders, campaign 
organizers, political activists, and 
journalists. The political elite, he 
asserts, functions on a series of 
assumptions such as: (I) incum- 
bent Presidents are not denied 
renominalion, (2) ideological 
politics is bad politics. (3) non- 
office-holders do not gel 
nominated for President. Because 
the political elite primarily talks 
to itself, these assumptions tend to 
be perpetuated. 

In Shrum's opinion, two of the 
main issues in the '76 campaign 
will be defense spending and 
economic reform. He feels that 
proposals which may have seemed 
radical in the campaign of '72 will 
seem centrist in the upcoming 
campaign. "At this time, there is 
an opportunity for candidates to 
come forth with more far- 
reaching proposals for change 
than ever before because we are 
being confronted with new 
crises," he explained. 

Shrum feels that the people 
want a President who (I) un- 
derstands how desperate things 
arc for individual families and will 
attempt to restructure the 
economic system, and (2) will give 



them hope by assuring ih em , h 
the country will 'get back on "!' 

feet' and be a good place forth' 
kids to grow up. For nj 

reasons, Shrum believes ik ' 
were he to enter the race Tf!i 
Kennedy would have a ' ro !j 
chance in spite of Chappaqui uid 
"Heisoneofthcfewpoli.je- 
around who has the capacity 1 
re-inspire hope in the people "i, 
said. ' c 

Kennedy, Humphrey, Muski, 
McGovcrn. and Wallace are 
Shrum's choice of serious con 
lenders for the Democrat 
nomination. He feels thai none of 
the aspirants like Fred Harris and 
Morris Udall are "enough of a 
somebody" to win the nomina 
lion. "If the Democrats want i 
win the '76 election, they can't 
challcge a Republican somebody 
with a nobody," he said. 

Shrum made few specific com- 
ments about the Republicans 
When asked his opinion of Ford 
he replied: "I think he's a decern 
man who is honestly trying to do 
what he thinks is right: however, 
isn't this the minimum require- 
ment for any President Ford's 
problem is that he fundamenlally 
misunderstands the country and 
the world." About Nixon. Shrum 
commented: "I hope he lives to 
age 100 so that he can read what 
all the eighth grade history text- 
books will say about him.!" 




Emphasi s on careerism increases among students 



hy M. Hale '75 

"If there were a key word on 
csinipus these days, maybe it 
would be 'sensible' No more 
groping toward the in- 
finite—right, kids'— no more 
spotlight chasing Grades are real, 
school is earnest, and after thai 
I he lob " 

So begins the Esquire supple- 
ment on college 74 (September 
1974). An article in Harvard 
Magazine (June 1974) reports a 
similar phenomenon in us more 
factual fashion, "In recent years, 
seniors graduating from college- 
tended to regard a business career 
•is .111 anathema, Bui no longer 
This year's seniors are Strongly 

concerned aboul being 
employ able This is reflected in re- 
cent surveys conducted at Har- 
vard. Princeton, ( hicago. Stan- 
ford, and other major universities, 
Preliminary results of the Har- 
vard survey are eye-opening. I aw 
moves ahead of medicine as the 
most sought-after profession 

VI I 17 perceni ol the Class ol 

1974 weni law. while some l> per- 
- nl went medicine Business is 
nol l.ir behind." 

Whal aboul the situation here 

al Wellesley? Women's colleges 

to be following, il nol 

leading, the male trend, \ recent 



Ven ) nrk Times article featuring 
Vassar (which went co-ed in the 
fall of 1970) staled that women 
colleges have become marketable 
as institutions with a potential for 
producing successful careerists 
' o-cduciilion might not be the 
necessity il was thought to he in 
the sillies Hence, there is an in- 
crease generally in applications 
lor women's colleges. 

Statistics verify trend 

Statistics from the Center Ser- 
vices Office verify the trend 
ails professionalism al 
Wellesley in recent \ears. As 
Nancy I) Pratt Career Services 
( ounsclor. put il, "The trend has 
been away from arts and sciences 
in the last few years and more 
' ■ ods 1 he professional schools." 

lor the sears 1970-1974: 381. 
146. 402. 437. and 436 question- 
naires respectively were returned 
to the c areer Services Office by 
gl idualing seniors (about 90', ol 
each class). In each of the first 
lour .ears in question 13' ol 
those who returned questionnaires 
wenl to do graduate work in the 
arts and sciences Last year this 
figure dropped to I |'i (48). The 
number studying education is also 
down. Irom A 1 '. (17) in 1970 In I' 
in 1974 Also m keeping with 
national irends, those going into 
leaching alter graduation have 




file was uirls gel ahead? 



decreased from 81 (31 ) in 1970 to 
49 of the class in 1974. 

Pratt reports, "Ten years ago I 
asked leaching candidates "Where 
do you want to teach?' and now I 
have loask. 'What else can you do 
with Ihose skills?' " 

On the other hand, the number 
of graduates entering the 
professional schools from 
Wellesley has been increasing 
Steadily. Those studying business 
administration has gone from 1% 
(4) in 1970 to 3% (14) of the 1974 
graduating class 

The growth is particularly 
notable this year Pratt said, in the 
number of business schools 
recruiting and the numbers of 
students attending the interviews. 
"Business administration schools 
encourage business experience." 
she pointed out. "so many more- 
students arc also attending cor- 
poration interviews. " 

The number studying law has 
increased from 20 (5%) Cwe years 
ugjo to 36 (8%) last year. The trend 
is similar for those attending 
medical schools. Of those retur- 
ning qucstionnaries II (3%) went 
to medical school after graduation 
in 1970 and 1971 compared wiih 
Ihe 2X (g%) going into medical 
studies lasi year Prall points out.- 
"There was formerly one medical 
advisor. But four years ago a com- 
m it lee was instituted which now 
has six members." 

The percentages for 
professional schools arc not 
equivalenl to those or Harvard. 
Bui Ihey are rising. And Pratt 
comments "Altitudes have 
changed " , 

The undcrclasssvomen arc seen 
ll \ mans as ihe most career-, 
orienled President Newell was in 
the March 14 issue of News, to 
leel the "professional emphasis at 
Wcllesles has sircngihened" and 
was lunher quoted as saying, "Al 
this time, even the seniors and the 
freshmen seem a generation apart 
Ihe freshmen arc extremely 
professional in orientation. They 
see their Wellesley education as 
pari of the process of entering the 



job market. The seniors see their 
ll>ur years ol liberal arts training 
as a broad base of knowledge 
from which lo work in exploring 
alternatives " 

Of ihe Wellesley freshwomen 
who answered the questionnaires 
in the national survey conducted 
m September by the American 
Council on Education and the 
UCLA Cooperative Institutional 
Research program 89.2"; said 
1 lies inlended lo pursue a 
graduule degree. Of those seeking 
farther degrees. 33% plan to pur- 
sue a master's and 22'< a Ph. D. 
18.83 said (hey would seek an 
MD. and 15.41. a degree in law 
These sorts or statistics raise 
certain questions such as svhal is 
causing ihis professional orien- 
tation? and how docs this cffecl 
Ihe quality of the liberal arts 
education? 

Admissions Policy 
In answer to the first question, 
many students seem to Tcel there 
must be a change in ihe admission 
policy in recent years favoring 
professional orientation. Mary 
Ellen Ames, Direclor of Admis- 
sion, says iherc has been no such 
change in admission policy. Ad- 
missions are still "based on 
academic ability and individual 
talents, strengths and interests." 
Ames points out that the personal 
statement on the application form 
allows (he applicants the 
"freedom lo say what ihey want " 
She goes on lo say that Ihcre is no 
pointing towards careerism as in 
some college applications where 
'he applicant is asked, "Where 
will you be in thirty years?" Ames 
did note there was an increase in 
the perspective students' increased 
awareness ..r Wellesley as a 
women's college and the advan- 
lages thai might hold for them. 
Economic Situation 
Another answer to ihe in- 
creased professional orientation 
across the country has "a lot to 
do with the over-all economic 
situation." as Pratt put it. In facl. 
the American Councjl on Educa- 
tion reports thai 241. of all 



American freshmen want lo be 
doctors, lawyers or teachers 
because they think those 
professions are "secure." How 
secure may he debalable. 

Molly Skardon '75, a sociology 
major, developed a different kind 
of answer in a sludy she did last 
term entitled. "The Arts in a 
Liberal Arts College." Her sludy 
centered on Wellesley. In it she 
hypothesized (hat department in- 
fluence was an important part of 
the socializing process ol' this 
college and that consequently how 
a department's members "defined 
an undergraduate education in 
their field - as a mastery or 
technical skills or as an apprecia- 
tion or the material and the ap- 
proaches or the discipline" - 
effected (he students' attitudes. 

Skardon found that each 
department she studied had a 
dilferenl approach. She found 
views which ranged from Owen H. 
lander's, former Chairman or the 
music departmenl. who said, "We 
have a problem they might not 
have had in an earlier generation. 
We are in the business or produc- 
ing professionals - like a factory, 
where Ihings are made with career 
possibilities in mind," to views on 
ihe theatre studies department 
given by Paul Barsiow. chairman 
who stated "as ihe intention (or 
Ihe theatre studies department) is 
not to produce working 
precessions (though (here have 
been some) hut to cultivate an un- 
derstanding and enjoyment orihe 
theatre." 

These sorts or differences lead 
to consideration of thai second 
quesi.on. how does professional 
orientation effect Ihe quality of 
Ihe liberal arts education? Arthur 
(■old. Director r Educa.ion.,1 
Research, feels thai "careerism is 
a recipe for conflict al a liberal 
iris school, but il may very well he 
a healthy conllicl." He feels the 
problem comes in hiding the con- 
nic A healthy approach would 

and in.ell.gen.ly .0 ,hc changes „, 
the student body." He savs "Il is 



healthy for an institution to worry 
about its basis. What right do we 
have lo ask another lo undergo 
ihe rigors or study? We must ask 
and answer thai." 

Gold faels students arrive here 
with a tendency towards .intt- 
intellcctualism. They will use ihe 
system to get somewhere. (He 
quotes from a student interview 
where the student staled she 
thought the degree was "worth il" 
although she "haled Wellesley".) 
On Ihe other hand the faculty 3re 
"characterized by an idealism 
'owards quality." "The ad- 
minisl ration." says Gold, "tries lo 
support both." 

Emphasis on Grades 
Therein lies the cause or many 
student complaints, e.g. pressure, 
emphasis on grades. For example 
515 of the 1332 (nearly half), "ho 
filled out the 1974-75 first 



semester questionnaire 



fell 



pressured more than they "con- 
-sider reasonable and fair " Gold 
sees the pressure problem, m pari. 
•is a "motive problem." "Because 
we don't persuade the students of 
the values of a subject." he says, 
1 lies see il as burdensome work 
rather than difficult but 
.worthwhile- work. 

Another cause of pressure may 
be thai students are just not 
equipped on college entrance, A 
New York Times arlid< 
(3/19/75) recently reported 
"complaints have been growing m 
higher education aboul incoming 
freshmen whose writing, spelling. 
reading, and computation are 
driving professors to distraction. 
Gold reels the college has respon- 
sibility (oward those students 

Gold speculates thai a third 
cause lor academic pressure might 
be the fuel that al Wellesley it ' s 
"so difficult for u student to earn 
recognition outside °' 
academics." 

Gold stresses (he fact th" 1 
"Students are ignorant of Ih* 
philosophy or iheir education. 
You've got to leach the impar- 
lance ol a system or idcolog) " 
Continued on page 7 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



5. 



GOVERNMENT 



punch put on SOFC's money 



-j^~Ru(h anne Madway "76 

i, |hc April 7 Senate meeting 

v . challenger. Student Bursar, 

1 a financial statement dis- 

Bing the gravity of SOFC's 

Ifinincial position. The report in- 

■Ucd a comparison of income 

( expenditures from the Stu- 
^nl Activity Fund for the 1974- 
15 fisc.il year with projected in- 
wnl c and expenditures for the 
1975-76 fiscal year. In addition, 
L issued a recommendation to 
\cni\e (hat total allocations made 
during spring budgeting be cut 5% 
from total grants made during 
budgeting in spring 1974. 

According to her calculations, 

1974-75 income in the Student 
C Fund amounted to SI 17.- 



Activily 



627.94. This included $93,450 
from the Student Activity Fee 
SI 8.800.94 balance remaining 
from 1973-74, and miscellaneous 
deposits and interest on savings. 
Expenditures lo date for the 1974- 

75 fiscal year have been S108.427. 
This figure includes 591,782 
budgeted last spring and SI6.645 
allocated since October I. 1974. 

Sue Challenger compared these 
figures with those projected for 
the 1975-76 fiscal year. For 1975- 

76 total income is estimated at 
S98.200. an approximatley 16% 
decline from the SI 17,627.94 sum 
of this past year. The S98.200 
figure includes 592,000 in income 
from the Student Activity Fee and 
S6200 from the checking account 
balance as of October 1, 1975, 



HOUSE PRESIDENTS AND VIL JUNIORS 
1975-1976 



BATES 

Brenda King (76) — Janet Grey and Patricia Notopoulos. 

BEEBE 

Mir\ Lou Bell and Peggy Plympton (76) — Yoletle Garcia and Iris 

Ingram. 

CAZENOVE 

Teri Pierce (77) — Nancy Chotiner and Kay Tclesford. 

CLAFLIN 

Bonnie Shipe (76) — Pat Leung and Margaret McKinncy. 

DAVIS 

President not yet elected — Crispin Birnbaum and Cheryl Black. 

FREEMAN 

Elaine Hoskin (76) — Threelsie Phillips and Leonora Willette. 

MCAFEE 

Leslie Ripple {%) — Phyllis Douglass and Tina Osborne. 

MUNGER 

Susan Baute (76) — Diana Farmer and Irene Monroe. 

POMEROY 

Anne Groton (76) — Claire Garrity and Dolly Lo. 

SEVERANCE 

Nancy Robinson (76) — Nancy Cassard and Susan Jackson. 

SHAFER 

Tila Bryant (76) — Carol Bodine and Donna o Drvaric. 

STONE 

President not yet elected — Jill Karsten and Marilyn Lee. 

(TOWER COURT 

Kothy Ploss (76) — Marilyn Kim and Anne Little. 



which includes estimated interest 
income from the SOFC savings 
account. For this reason, the Bur- 
sar recommended that Senate ar- 
bitrarily limit budget allocations 
this spring to 587.400, a 5% cut 
from the 591.782 in total 
allocations made last spring, to 
facilitate a SI0.800 balance to be 
used for allocations during the 
1975-76 academic year. She noted 
that this figure is "still over 50% 
less than last year's unallocated 
pool," 

Also at the meeting. Peyton 
Morris, Vice President for On 
Campus Affairs, discussed revised 
plans for Spring Weekend. The 
outdoor concert scheduled for 
Sunday. May 4 will take place on 
the tennis courts and surrounding 
green located in back of 
Schneider. Two bands, Duke and 
the Drivers and The Com- 
modores, have been tentatively 
chosen instead of the originally 
planned Santana concert. Peyton 
Morris explained that by the time 
Senate had voted the money for 
Santana following the student 
referendum, this band was already 
booked for that date. As is now 
plan'ned, there will be no ticket 
sales for the concert. The costs of 
the concert will be defrayed by the 
S52O0 grant from Senate. SI 000 
residual from Fall Weekend. 5500 
from MEZCLA and SI 250 from 
Ethos, cosponsors of the event 
with On Campus Affairs Com- 
mittee. 




Will there be room in the dorms Tor every student next year? 



photo by Sasha Norkin 75 



Squeeze on rooming space as 
Number of students increases 



by Lila Locksley '78 

With residence policy in the air 
and freshmen admissions 
decisions in the mail, there is a 
growing concern in the Residence 
Office and the Admissions Office 
about (he number of students to 
be roomed 

Mary Ellen Ames, Director of 
Admissions, and Joyce 
Waddlington. Director of 
Residence warned students to 



Wellesley welcomes 
the newly accepted 



by Anne Groton '76 



Students newly accepted lo 
Wellesley will be visiting the cam- 
pus during "Open Campus 
Days," Thursday and Friday, 
April 17 and 18; and Monday and 
Tuesday, April 21 and 22. The 



Residential Policy Committee: 
Tentative dorm renovation plan 



by Vivian Pliner '76 

At this point in the semester, 
Iht Residence Policy Committee 
| it involved in determining the 
I rooming policy for the following 
,CJr - This is certainly the most 
''me-consuming aspect of their 
»ork. On April 3. the meeting was 
I «gun with a representative from 
IStonc-Davis, asking for con- 
sideration concerning rooming the 
floor representatives these tsvo 
[jails will have instead of heads of 
pusc. The plan for Stone-Davis 
Involves having one Tloor 
r <prescntativc on each floor for 
B cn hall: ten in all. The represen- 
tee who came to the meeting 
"ked that rooms be retained for 
Cj ch floor representative; this 
I *°"ld allow the candidates for 
I ""J position to be chosen from the 
«ntirc campus. The alternative 
*°uld be for the floor represen- 
wlives to be chosen after rooming 
,or 'he fall semester has been 
wimplcted, thus reducing the 
"umber of possible candidates to 
i](l - the number of residents 



rooming in both halls. A motion 
was made by the Committee lo 
allocate five rooms in each hall in 
excess of those retained for dor- 
mitory officers, and it was 
accepted by a majority. This plan 
would allow each dorm officer to 
bring one friend along with them. 
A motion allowing Beebe, having 
two co-presidents, to retain four 
rooms, two for the presidents, and 
two for their friends, was tabled 
until a further date. 

The main part of the meeting 
was devoted to the subject of dor- 
mitory renovations. Andrea and 
Hugh Browning, architects who 
worked on renovations last year, 
along with another member of 
their firm, were guests at the April 
3 Residence Policy Committee 
meeting: the purpose of their visit 
was to get an idea of what the 
Committee members felt were the 
most important areas for renova- 
tion. Their ideas were based on 
the results of the renovation 
questionnaires which were cir- 
culated across campus last week. 
The Brownings cited figures from 



last year's work which involved 
kitchenettes and study rooms in 
various dorms. The cost came to 
approximately S 100.000 They felt 
that Beebe was next in line for 
renovations, it being the least at- 
tractive of all the halls. A ten- 
tative program that the pair work- 
ed out would come to S400.000. 
this figure including work done in 
Severance, improvements on their 
kitchenettes. Tower Court, 
carpeting of the hallways, and 
other work in other dorms. 
However, their working budget at 
the present would be the same as 
last year — SI00.000. The Com- 
mittee felt that Beebe was first in 
line of priority of work lo be done, 
with kitchenette improvements 
nevt in line. The Brownings will be 
visiting all the halls to assess the 
work to be done. As of yet there 
are no finalized plans. 

The remainder of the meeting 
was spent continuing work on the 
rooming policy. When it is com- 
pleted, a summary will appear in 
(his paper. 



program was initiated last spring 
by the Board of Admission, and is 
designed to aid pre-freshmen in 
making their final college choice. 

This year, Open Campus Days 
are being planned and organized 
by a student committee, co- 
chaired by Marsha Bristow '75 
and Jacy Strauss '77, in coopera- 
tion with the Board of Admission 
staff. A reception with students, 
faculty, and administrators in 
Davis Lounge will be held each 
day at 3:30. The remainder of the 
time, however, will remain un- 
scheduled so that guests can be 
free to visit classes, have meetings 
with teachers, deans, and other 
college personnel, participate in 
recreational sports, attend guest 
lectures or performances, and talk 
to students in and out of the din- 
ing rooms. 

Each visitor to the campus will 
be assigned a student hostess who 
will act as her guide and suggest 
activities for her during her stay. 
A pre-freshman may stay over- 
night in a residence hall if she 
cares (and dares) to sample dor- 
mitory life. 

In 1974, nearly 200 students 
visited Wellesley during Open 
Campus Days, and even more 
may be expected this year. 



make "clear, decisive decisions" 
during the rooming process as to 
whether they want to live on- 
campus next year. Because "the 
numbers are much more threaten- 
ing this year," in-coming transfer 
students are not guaranteed a 
room, and students on the 
summer waiting list run a risk of 
not receiving a room at all. 

The large size of the Class of 
1976 places a strain on the 
number of spaces available to 
entering students. In the fall, 
many seniors from transfer 
programs will be retruning. At the 
same time, the Admissions Office 
is trying lo keep the size of the 
entering frcsmen class stable, with 
an objective of "filling every bed." 

Before March 1, students were 
required to pay a SI00 Room 
Reservation Deposit, and to 
return a signed Residence Con- 
tract. From (his information a 
"soft number" of current students 
needing rooms was tabulated. Un- 
fortunately, this "soft number" is 
subject to changes because many 
decisions of leave of absence, 
transfer, exchange programs, etc. 
are made after the Room Reser- 
vation Deposit date. 

Given a tentative number of 
residence placed available, the 
Admissions Office computes the 
number of students lo be 
accepted, with the responses from 
Early Decision candidates in 
mind. The number determined for 
the spring applicant group in- 
cludes transfer students and 
foreign students, as well as the in- 
coming freshmen. 

Many factors enter the final 
number of candidates accepted. 



Schneider 
Events 

Friday, April I I . Coffee 
House! 9:30: Donny Rubins- 
tein. 

Saturday. April 12. Main 
Stage. 9:00: Noonan. Levi and 
Houschmand, band from Yale. 



The Human Sexuality 
Conference 

^nday. April 13 

«fl p.,,,. 200 Billings 

Af Exhibit Lecture by Janice 

' Morgan. 

Monday, April 14 
7:00 « - 



p.m. 



freeman Living Room 

Kancl and Film on Lesbianism. 

!"«<luy, April 15 

'W p.m. 

P av >s Living Room 

Lecture on Erotic Literature by 

A nhur Gold. 

J V «lnesday, April 16 

00 p.m. 
prance Living Room 
^ c| aiionships: Variations on a 
■l^riial Theme (panel) 



WOMEN/EROTICA 

An Art Exhibit 

200 Billings 



Schedule 

II a.m. to 2 p.m. 
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 



April 9 
through 
April II 

April 12 



Noon to 2 p.m. 
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

I p.m. to 7 p.m. April 13 



I I a in to 2 p. m 
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 



April 14 
through 
April 17 



Lecture by Janice Y Morgan: 
Sunday. Ap'ril 13. 2:30 



p.m. 



200 Billings. 



Sexuality series begins tonight 



Tonight marks the opening of a 
three-part lecture series by Lorna 
and Philip Sarrel. nationally 
recognized experts in the study of 
human sexuality, and staff 
members of the Yale Health 
Center. The lectures, open to the 
Wellesley College community 
through prcregistration. will be 
followed by small group dis- 
cussions led by members of the 
College's faculty and staff. 

The weekend lectures arc part 
of a two-week program focusing 
on various aspects of human sex- 
uality planned by students and 
staff Included in the series of 
events is an exhibit in 200 



Billings called 

"Women/Erotica." Featured 
here will be the works of six New 
England women artists. The ex- 
hibit will include nude paintings 
by Yvettc Bouchard, jewelry by 
Carol R. Cohen, charcoal and 
pencil works by Carole Bolscy. 
;ind ceramics by Lee-Ann Chellis- 
Wcsscl and Charlotte Shoemaker. 
Janice Yvonne Morgan, who is 
exhibiting self-portraits, will give 
a gallery talk on Sunday, April 
13, at 2:30 p.m. 

With the exception of the Sarrel 
lectures, the public is invited to all 
other events in the scries. 
Sec schedule at left. 



wait-listed, and rejected. Some in- 
fluences are the percentage of last 
year's acceptances who entered in 
the fall, any changes in our com- 
petition's class size (in numbers of 
women), the increase of fees, the 
economic climate of the country, 
and the financial aid available lo 
entering students. 

The total number of students lo 
be accepted is determined by 
Mary Ellen Ames alone, and this 
decision makes her "very ner- 
vous." 

Wellesley accepts two students 
for every one place, with a special 
class size in mind. Last year's 
freshmen class (Class of '78) 
fulfilled this number perfectly: 
Wellesley did not over-accept as 
popular rumor contends. 

However the chance exists that 
more prospective freshmen will 
chose Wellesley this year than 
predicted, and this possibility is 
creating a serious concern. 

As a "cushion". Admissions is 
not guaranteeing accepted 
transfer students a room. 
Although the 70-80 students on 
last summer's waiting list received 
rooms, Ames and Waddlington 
said it was unlikely that they 
could room the same number this 
summer. 

Waddlington also stressed for 
students who are not living in 
dorms next year, to inform the 
Residence Office of their plans. 
She also urged students to "think 
seriously before dropping out of 
the rooming process"; because of 
the increased numbers of students 
lo be roomed, "summer place- 
ment involves a great risk." 



AIESEC meets for seminar 



Boston businesspeople and 
students from fifteen northeastern 
universities and colleges will be 
among the seminar participants 
this Saturday in the Wellesley 
Regional AIESEC Conference. 
AIESEC is an international stu- 
dent organization which offers its 
members the opportunity to ex- 



perience employment abroad in 
the economic and business fields. 
All Wellesley students with in- 
terests in foreign trade, marketing 
and commerce are encouraged to 
attend (he morning sessions in 
Tower and Davis lounges and the 
afternoon seminar and film in 
ZA. 



Asia Awareness Month 

A series of events in April, jointly sponsored by Slater International 

Center, the Chinese Department, and the Wellesley College of Asian 

Association: 

APRIL 1 1 "Spring Fever II" a party. Stone Dining Room 8:30 PM 

APRIL 15 Daniel Scheclcr. news editor of WBCN and an anti-war 
activist, will speak on the current INDOCHINA scene. 
Mr. Schectcr travelled extensively in southeast Asia last 
fall. Davis Lounge 8:00 PM 

APRIL 19 KOREAN DAY 1:00-3:30 Korean Woman. Panel dis- 
cussion at Slater. 

4:00-6:00 Films "Little Dream Come 
True" documentary on "Korean Art". 
Pendleton E. 112 

7:30-8:30 Tac Kwon Do demonstration 
Schneider Link. 

8:30 Party, with Asian games food at 
Slater. 

APRIL 21 Films to be shown in 222 Founders 4:00-5:40: 

1. "Rent Collection Courtyard", a dramatic animation 
film depicting the sufferings of the Tayi peasants before 
liberation. 12 min. black and white, in English. 

2. "8 or 9 in the Morning". A film by elix Greene on 
education in China. 25 min. color and in English. 

3. "Two Sisters of Grassland", a Chinese revolutionary 
cartoon. 60 minutes, in Chinese with English subtitles. 

APRIL 28 talk and discussion group to be lead by invited speakers 

on VIETNAM, detalis to be announced later. 
In addition, a Chinese brush painting demonstration and a talk on 
Malaysia arc being planned. Please check your weekly Bulletin for 
more information. 



.1 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



Hay den: 'You have to be toughminded. 



by Anita Prince *76 



Wearing thick-lensed glasses, 
and a simple jacket with a white 
shirt and bow tie, and topped by 
hair neatly parted on the side, 
Robert Hayden, a Black poet, 
appeared on campus Monday, 
April 7th. 

Beyond this unassuming 
appearance I soon discovered was 
a dynamic exuberant man. Asked 
after the lecture a question that 
usually conies to mind in relation 
to poets namely, "How does one 
survive?" Mr. Hayden responded 
by saying that it is an "endless 
conflict". In his role as a 
professor academic demands 
provide a constant source of 
frustration. He says. "It is the 
routine that gels to you , ... "try- 
ing to write and work also has 
never worked out to my satisfac- 
tion'". Just the same he still 
manages to write. How does he do 
it? Well, in a way that is by no 
means pleasant, i.e. forcing 
himself up to write in the wee 
hours of 3 and 4 o'clock in the 
morning. Nevertheless he is 
thankful for the teaching profes- 
sion. It is "the least of evils when 
it comes to poetry. leaching 
provides me with an opportunity 
to encourage students interested 
in the creative field. If you are 
drawn to write whether good or 
bad. do it! Other wise you'll never 
find yourself." 

Another source of frustration 
rests in the altitude among some 
of his Students which he expres- 
scs as, "You are dead." To them 
he has no existence beyond the 
classroom. Quite to the contrary. 
Robert Hayden is a man who ex- 
ists very much bevond academic 



surroundings and beyond most 
mundane activities of the day. He 
is a person who feels life with a 
stabbing intensity that involves 
him totally in all that takes place 
around him. Ordinary activities or 
encounters during the course of 
the day. move him to such an ex- 
tent that he is forced to write in 
order to ease his mind. 

On one such occasion at a run- 
of-the-mill historical site, while 
other people were stuffing 
themselves with hotdogs and 
blindly snapping pictures, he 
recalls saying to himslef, "My 
God, let me write a poem, I can't 
bear it." As a result of this reac- 
tion he created "On Look-Out 
Mountain" a poem that puts into 
words an emotion that otherwise 
would have dissolved. 

Haydens particular sensitivity 
for historical events is evidenced 
further in his historical poems, 
notably, "The Dream 1866." — 
by the way his confessed favorite 
poem, and "Runagate, 
Runagate" one of his most pop- 
ular poems characterized by its 
alive and pulsating rhythmn. 

The car for pulsating rhythmn 
could be traced back to an early 
childhood interest in the Blues. As 
a boy he collected Bessie Smith's 
records, all of which were 
destroyed by his father who con- 
sidered Bessie Smith "the whore 
of Babylon". But Hayden's 
fascination for the Blues singer 
did not fade and later learning of 
her death in a night club brawl he 
was moved to write "Mourning 
poem for,the Queen of Sunday" 
The inspiration for "Witch 
Doctor" was a man who, he 
recalls chuckling, "was a mess", a 
man about town who was up to no 



good but who had nevertheless 
Hayden says, "a certain flair, ... 
and if you're going to be a 
charlatan you might as well do it 
with flair." 

Some of the other poems he 
read were "Flying Objects" a 
comical poem concerning UFO's, • 
"Frederick Douglass". "Elec- 
trical Storm" and an excerpt from 
"Middle Passage". 

In response to a question I pos- 
ed after the lecture: when did he 
first know that poetry was his 
vocation, he responded that he 
had always read a lot but at the 
age of sixteen he was "hit with the 
urge to read all the poetry I could 
and I spent all my time reading; . 
one poem after the other". 

The last impression of Robert 
Hayden is that of a man who is a 



modest, hard-working poet, an ar- 
tist who is constantly "Thinking 
seriously about the relationship of 
art to life." a dedicated teacher 
who believes in getting involved, 
and finally a man who is beyond a 
shadow of a doubt, very much 
alive and well. 

(Robert Hayden received his 
graduate degree from the Univ. of 
Michigan. He is a recipient of 
among other awards, the World 
Festival Grand Arts Prize for 
Poetry; 19661 a Rosenwald 
Fellowship, a Hopwood Award in 
1938 and 1942, and a Ford Foun- 
dation Grant 1954. Some of his 
present publications include 
Kaleidoscope: Poems by 
American Negro Poets, 1963; and 
Afro-American Literature and In- 
troduction; 1972. 




Photojournalism John Morris 



photo by Sasha Norkin '75 



Photojournalism 9 s Morris 



Quackser Fortune in Boston 



by Betsy Sherman 78 



God and Mrs. Satan together 



by Ann Hedreen '78 



With a title like God and Mrs. 
Satan, one would expect a little 
fire and brimstone, or at least 
thunderous theological debate, 
from George Gipe's new play. 
However, the Boston Repertory 
Theatre's premiere production is 
quite smooth and well-behaved. 
The story of a scandal between 
t«o dynamic Victorian figures, 
one a respected minister and the 
other an advocate of free love and 
women's suffrage. 

The pluj is based on the con- 
frontation between Henry Ward 
Beechcr. one of the most famous 
clergyman of his day and a pillar 
of conservative, well-to-do New 
York sociel) .ind Victoria Claflin 
Woodhull. an outspoken propo- 
nent of free love, women's suf- 
frage, communism and a 
reputed clairvoyant. Woodhull 
threatened to tell her lecture 
audience and all the New York 
newspapers of Henry Bcecher's 
numerous clandestine affairs if he 
«nuld not introduce her to a 
public audience. He refused, and 
she astounded Beechcr's millions 
of admirers by revealing his 
"human weaknesses." 

The script is an interesting ex- 
ploration of two characters who 
are ai directly opposite poles, yet 
seem magnetically compelled 
towards one another. However, it 
relies loo heavily on cliches that 
ire jarringly out of the historical 
context; Such lines as "Let me 
make one thing perfectly clear." 
designed only to amuse the 
modern audience, seem in poor 
taste for .1 play whose essence is 
not purely comedy. At some 
points in the play, the actors 
seemed to be parodying rather 
than playing their characters, 
humoring them instead or making 
them human. Whether this was a 
fault of the actor, script, or direc- 
ior is difficult to distinguish 

Virginia Fcingold. as Victoria 
Woodhull. had a good physical 
and vocal conception of her 
character — she seemed to have 
caught the spirit or her Victorian 
feminist However. Fcingold lack- 
ed the /esl and chrisma of a 
"om.in^as fiery and unconven- 
tional as Victoria Woodhull, and 



the stage presence necessary to 
make the role come alive. 

As Henry Ward Beccher. 
Joseph Wilkins' appearance was 
perfect: his make-up. a Iwo-hour 
lask, was smoothly done and con- 
vincing, his costume rumpled but 
proper. In his voice and 
movements. Mr. Wilkins seemed 
completely at casein his role. Uorf; 
fortunately, he was not treating 
Henry Beecher as a many-faceted 
human being, but as a mimicry or 
caricature of the man. Although 
he invoked plenty or laughs with 
his all-too-ramiliar. politician 
style, he did not come across as a 
real person beset by the spiritual 
turmoil a man in his situation 
would experience. This problem 
of character as opposed to 
caricature affected the interaction 
between the two actors. They each 
seemed more eager to incite the 
audience's laughter than to react 
to each other and reveal the tense 
bond, hovering between passion 
and haired, between them. Their 
performances only skimmed the 
lop of the complex, electric 
relationship developed between 
Beccher and Woodhull in their 
emotionally charged meeting. 

Although it lacks much of the 
intensity its playwright was striv- 
ing for. the Boston Rep's produc- 
tion of God and Mrs. Satan is 
worth seeing for its fiistorical in- 
terest, Tor its exposure of the 
hypocrisy of Victorian morals and 
the difficulty of overcoming that 
hypocrisy. It is interesting to view 
a play by a still unknown 
playwright. George Gipc. and. for 
those who dislike long plays, it 
runs only an hour and fifteen 
minutes, The Boston Repertory 
Theatre is a small, initmale, 
friendly company, and though 
they may not have grasped Ihe fijll 
intent or Gipe's play, their efforts 
ire not without merit. God and 
Mrs. Satan can be seen every 
Wednesday night at 7:30 for only 
a dollar — and it is not often that 
one can sec a world premiere or a 
rairly promising play for one 
dollar. 



Ever since his first screen 
appearance as the harried young 
man who finitely tries to keep 
calm as he, his car, and his fiancee 
arc being kidnapped by Bonnie 
and Clyde. Gene Wilder has come 
to represent the repressed; 
neurotic modern whose twitching 
exterjor is eventually allowed to 
explode into the wonderful 
hysteria or a Leo Bloom (The 
Producers') or a young Dr. 
Frankenstein 

The lad thai Wilder can play 
this role better than anyone else 
ma) justly lead to Ihe suspicion 
lhat this is Ihe only role he can 
play. No further proor is needed 
lo dispel this suspicion and to es- " 
lublish Wildcr's true dramatic and 
comic genius than thai ftirnished 
by the rediscovery of an early 
Wilder masterpiece. 'Quackser 
Fortune Has a Cousin in Ihe 
Bronx.' which will be playing at 
1 he Park Square moviehouse 
April 9-14. 

Besides providing Wilder with 
an antithesis to his previous roles, 
the open warm-hearted Irishman 
of the title. 'Quackser Fortune' 
made in 1970, is an original and 
successfully executed movie ll is 
sei in prescnl limes ,1 fact which 
becomes only gradually apparent 
us we realize that Quackser is an 
anachronism; he is a manure 
peddler, following the horses of 
Duhlin with his cart and selling 
the manure to the local 
housewives for their gardens. But 
it is only a number of weeks 
before Dublin's delivery horses 
are lo be replaced by more ef- 
ficient trucks, a fact of which 
Quackser manages to remain hap- 
pily oblivious. 

The opposing forces of horse 
and automobile are the 
background for ihe relationship 
between Quackser and Za/el. a 
rich girl from Hartford studying 
in Dublin. 

Margol Kidder, as Zazcl. has 
all ihe markings of the classic 
rich-bitch, but Gene Wilder'* total 
control of his character, and Ihe 
complete lack of affectation and 
cliche in the script keep their 
relationship from becoming lhat 



Poetry Reading 

South African poet Wally 
Serotc will give a reading of his 
work Wednesday April 16 at 
7:30 in the faculty lounge, third 
floor Green. 

Mr. Serote was born in 
Johannesburg in 1944. He was 
imprisoned under the 
Terrorism Act in June 1969 
and released nine months later 
without being charged. 



heavy-handed "poor-uneducated- 
man and rich-intelleclual- 
woman" stereotype. 

Director Waris Hussein's por- 
trayal of Dublin is one of deep 
affection and we are always aware 
of its presence by the way it is so 
closely entwined with Quackser's 
personality. 

The city seems to age by 
decades perceptibly as we realize 
lhat it is passing Quackser by. The 
cars and trucks'-become hostile 
beings lhat threaten Quackser. 

Bui Quackser, true to his 
nature is always responsive to his 
environment. Wilder fits himself 
into the character so adeptly that 
he can show emotion, often very 
comically, without the racial con- 
tortions we are so used to seeing 
from him. 

As his environment changes, so 
he must change, both in view of 
the demise of delivery horse in 
Dublin, and in view of his 
relationship with Zazel. In one 
highly emotional and very Tunny 
scene. Quackser vents his anger 
on both points by Treeing all the 
former delivery horses which 3re 
waiting to be shipped to the 
slaughterhouse. Quackser ex- 
presses his frustration in action, 
not in hysterics., and here again 
Wilder is" totally convincing" 
without losing any of his kinetic 
comic energy. 

It is Quackser's amazing 
resiliency and imagination that 
"-help him to overcome the op- 
posing forces oT which he had 
before been oblivious. That he can 
adapt without losing any of his 
sensitivity or wit makes a classic 
statement that romanticism can 
survive even in the machine age. 



by Sharon Collins '77 

Editor's Note: John Morris was 
the first guest in a series entitled 
"Photography Within the 
Humanities". On Monday. April 
7. he conducted both a morning 
and an afternoon discussion ses- 
sion, and in the evening, he 
delivered a lecture which was open 
to the public. 

"One of the great sins of jour- 
nalism is its underestimation oT 
the aesthetic value of photo- 
journalistic work," said John 
Morris. Picture Editor of The 
New York Times from 1967-73. 
"Editors must realize that 
photographs arc works of art and 
they must be careful not to crop 
out composition." Before he join- 
ed the Times, Morris had af- 
filiations with Time and Life 
magazines. Ladies' Home Journal, 
Magnum Photos, and the 
Washington Post. He is currenlly 
the editor of the New York Times 
syndication service. 

"Although one of the reasons 
for newspaper photos is lo break 
up columns oT type thereby draw- 
ing the reader's attention, one 
must realize the important 
cumulative cITect which pictures 
have on public opinion." Morris 
explained. "Picture choices are 
value judgments," he continued, 
"and the choice o( photos, along 
with decisions regarding the 
relative importance oT articles 
have 1 great deal of power." 

Morris admitted to being 
somewhat perplexed on the issue 
oT the limitations o( the press. 
"Free press is only as free as we 
can make it by probing," he said, 
"however, we can't allow a large 
press corps lo invade important 
governmental meetings — with all 
those extraneous people around, 
little serious debate could take 
place." 

One semi-solution seems to be 



for newspapers to often depend .i n 
photographs taken by the ofTicial 
presidential photographer. "The 
problem with thai," mused 
Morris, "is that it gives the White 
House the power to deal out these 
'inside' photos like playing cards 
They could deal out all the face 
cards and forget Ihe jokers!" 

Speaking about a distinction 
between "art" photos and "jour- 
nalistic" photos. Morris expressed 
his opinion that no clear-cut dis- 
tinction is valid. "Journalistic 
photographs can be works of art.., 
I think that the fiindamentai 
criterion Tor judging ir a 
newspaper picture is a work ofart 
is to decide whether or nol it 
transcends the time at which it 
was taken, whether or not it will 
be meaningful in the years to 
come." 

"We're still trying to digest Ihe 
impact of television visually," 
Morris said. "I think that is why 
often a still picture has a more in- 
tense impact on a viewer than 
does a news film oT the same 
event." 

Commenting about the now- 
defunct Life magazine, Morris 
slated lhat he misses it because it 
was one place to look for a porl- 
rolio oT the current best 
photographs. "It was a vehicle of 
photographic communication 
which many oT us miss," he said. 
He attributes the decline of Life 
to rather widespread criticism 
that it was becomingjoo political- 
ly reactionary, too superficially: 
humanistic, and too gimmicky. 

Morris expressed his pleasure 
with being the 'guinea pig' in Ihe 
lecture series. "You all are quite 
lucky." he told Ihe audience at his 
evening presentation. "You will 
be hearing from a number of in- 
credibly excellent photographers 
in the next several weeks ... and 
I'm lucky to be here first and gel 
it over with before the rest of these 
fantastic people arrive!" 






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5 S i„ F Af?ka Nelson Darling talk, con't. 



d Sevens Fellowships have 
Kttitd for 1975-76 lo Ann 
Klan '57 of Chicago. Illinois, 
^'ncilk Rusan Wilson "69. 
■fnAljnd. California, both for 
I land study in Africa. The 
l" ( E | v i r a Stevens Traveling 
ELhiP carries a stipend of 
K a year for travel or study 

U the United States, 
fndcrson will spend her year in 
iil relating, in photographs. 
r-L n is of contemporary Egyp- 
Fiife with similar features of 
fi.nl life as depicted by 
Cninic artists on tomb walls, 
^project is a visual documenta- 
Lof a life style which continues 
fyjst after 5.000 years but 
Lh is severely threatened by 
tt rapidly increasing in- 
,. mJ li/ation of Egypt. Taking 
L t from her post as Assistant 
Lessor at the School of the Art 
Cjtulc of Chicago. Anderson 
C|be based in Cairo, traveling to 
theological sites and to oul- 
Lg villages. 

I Nigeria. Zaire and Tanzania 
|rc the primary destinations of 
francille Wilson. She plans to 
Ljy of the participation of 
Lien in the national economies 
1 these and other African coun- 
1!^ and the factors which may 
Ij»c influenced these roles. 
Wilson's project evolved from 
Ibscrvations made on two 
rtvious trips to Africa with her 
luitund. Ernest J. Wilson. III. 
Inolher product of these trips is a 
onlo-be-published tour guide 
West Africa on which the 
folsons collaborated. Wilson is 
(reentry Acting Head of the 
flnnics Studies Department and 
feting Assistant Professor of 
Ethnic Studies at Mills College in 
Dakland. 

JThe Stevens Traveling 
fellowship, established by the will 
If Alice A. Stevens '91. is 
available lo Wellesley graduates 
lf.il least 25 years of age. Accor- 
ding lo the will, "Preference shall 
le given lo persons with a good 
lemperand a natural generosity of 
liew when confronted with alien 
londilions, common sense in 
Observing and comprehending 
Social, economic and political 
filiations, a strong desire to travel 
tnd a deep love of beauty." 
■Further information of this 
fellowship is available at the Of- 
|ce of Financial Aid. Wellesley 
Tollegc. 



Continued from page 1 
less need to divert alumnae gilts 
from Ihc endowment fund to the 
operating budget than an- 
ticipated. Darling said that un- 
restricted alumnae gifts are being 
used, in part, lo meet the 
challenge of the Kresge Science 
Foundation, which offered the 
College SI million towards the 
new Science Center if the College 
could raise $14 million more. 

When asked by a student about 
the importance of a new Science 
Center in a liberal arts institution, 
Marshall Goldman pointed out 
that a liberal arts education in- 
volves science, which is admitted- 
ly more costly to teach than other 
disciplines. There was a need for 
an appropriation for some 
academic building and it was 
deemed most beneficial in the 
long run to build a new building, 
rather than to renovate Pendlelon. 
The benefits from the Science 
Center will be two-fold as 
Pendleton can then be used lo 
relieve overcrowding in Founders. 
Darling also discussed the high 
cost per student at Wellesley in 
comparision to similar in- 
stitutions such as Smith, Bryn 
Mawr. or Barnard. Although he 
strongly emphasized that the 
trustees look at the total needs of 
Wellesley itself, as well as the 
amount spent per student in com- 
parison with other schools. Darl- 
ing said that budget limitation is 
still necessary. He stated that the 
budget continues to increase every 
year, but with rising costs, expen- 



diture restraint is necessary. War- 
ning against unlimited spending. 
Darling said "Trouble hits five to 
ten years aflcr it originates," and 
as costs rise, so must tuition, to 
keep providing about 50% of the 
net educational cost. 

Students asked who decides 
how the money is spent. Darling 
stated that the trustees delegate 
responsibility for preparation of 
the budget to the college ad- 
ministration. They do not see 
themselves as educational experts, 
but they do examine the budget 
proposed by the administration 
and try to maintain reasonable 
overall limits. Priorities are es- 
tablished by the rest of the 
Wellesley community through the 
Finance Committee, which has 
faculty and student representa- 
tion. 

Here, many students expressed 
a desjrc for increased communica- 
tion between themselves and the 
administration about the budget. 
"We don't feel that we are con- 
sulted" and "We need lo know 
where the S500 rise goes" were a 
few of the frustrations voiced. 
Students asked Darling ifthe clos- 
ing of two more dining rooms 
would save moneys which could 
then be used for counseling, or 
similar student services. He said 
that every budget decision is a 
question of priorities. Students 
agreed that this was where the 
communication problem comes 
in. 

Darling pointed out that almost 
half of any group is always unhap- 



py with every decision. The 
group's reaction was that if 
students were polled as extensive- 
ly about the budget as they are 
about rooming, everyone would 
feel a little better. 

Sigma Xi lecture 

Social Responsibilities of the 
Mathematical Profession will be 
this year's topic for the annual 
Sigma Xi lecture to be held Tues- 
day. April 15 at 7:30 in Pendleton 
112 E. 

The speaker will be Dr. F. 
Joachim Weyl. Dean of Sciences 
and Mathematics at Hunter 
College in which capacity he has 
served since 1968. 

Dr. Weyl holds a Ph.D. in 
mathematics from Princeton 
University. He was awarded the 
Meritorious Civilian Service 
award of the U.S. Navy and the 
National Civil Service award in 
1964. In 1965 he was given the 
Distinguished Service Award by 
the Department of Defense. 

The entire College community 
is invited lo attend this lecture. 



Music Box 



The Wellesley College Choir, directed by William Herrmann, and 
the M.I.T. Glee Club, directed by John Oliver, will sing Henry 
Purccll's "Te Deum in D Major" and Joseph Haydn's 
"Theresienmcsse" in a concert this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. in Houghton 
Memorial Chapel. 

Soloists will be Shirley Perregaux, soprano; D'Anna Fortunato. 
alto: Frank Hoffmeister, tenor, and James Maddalena, bass. The 
concert will be conducted by Mr. Herrmann and is open to the public 
free of charge. 



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The M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra will present a concert Thursday 
at 8:30 p.m. in Houghton Memorial Chapel. 

The program will include Overture to "Des Teufels Luslschloss 
by Schubert. Portals for String Orchestra by Carl Ruggles. Piano 
Concerto in A. major. K. 488 by Mozart, and Concerto for 
Orchestra by Bartok. 

Conducted by David Epstein, the M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra is a 
full-sized ensemble composed of over 90 musicians from M.I.T. and 

Wellesley. 

The Wellesley concert begins the annual spring tour Tor the 
orchestra which will travel to Brown University, the University of 
New Hampshire and the University of Connecticut. A special 
Bicentennial concert will be performed at M.I.T. on May 10. 



Emphasis on careerism increases, con't. 



History lecture 

On Wednesday. April 23. at 
8:00 p.m. Professor Spitz, one of 
the foremost scholars of the 
Reformation in America will 
speak in 105 Pendlelon West. He 
is the author of The Renaissance 
and Reformation Movements. 
The Religious Renaissance of the 
German Humanists. Conrad 
Celtis: German Arch-Humanist, 
and numerous articles on the 
Renaissance and Reformation. 
He is also the American editor for 
the Archive for Reformation 
History, the major international 
journal for Reformation studies. 

The talk is sponsored by the 
Departments of History, and 
Religion and Biblical Studies, and 



a reception will follow in the 
Davis Lounge. Schneider Center. 
Call 379 or 384 for Info. 



Cross- 
registration 

Applications for Wellesley- 
MIT cross-registration for 
Semester I. 1975-76. will be 
available for Wellesley 
students starting April 14 in 
339B Green Hall. They will be 
due no later than April 25. If 
you wish to take a course at 
MIT in the fall, you must make 
application now! 



Continued from page 4 

you think it is important. It is the 
fault of the faculty if it does not 
arrange itself in a way lo justify its 
interests." He goes on to stale, 
"The college needs a systematic 
reorganization. Only through 
prescription can you see relations 
through courses" 

He continues that, although not 
feasible now, what he'd personally 
like to see is a return to "an old 
fashioned system with a certain 
amount of classics and math ... 
(providing) a sense of relation 
between faculties of knowledge." 
He explains "student confusion on 
Ihe ends of education are a result 
of the confusion in the curriculum 
itself. A faculty member now is 
only responsible to his own course 
and department." 
Wellesley College Faculty 
Seminar 

A small but remarkable step 
was made to begin faculty discus- 
sion on education in the forming 
or the First Wellesley College 
Faculty Seminar. This committee, 
made up of deans and faculty 
members from different 



departmenls met regularly 
throughout fall term. According 
lo the committee's report 
(available in Gold's office) "the 
great single achievement of the 
seminar, in the view of all bul one 
of ihe participants, was that it 
brought minds together on a com- 
mon subject of a specific intellec- 
tual density and of a particular in- 
terest." 

The reported results are diverse 
and exciting. The reader sees the 
committee members honestly 
evaluate themselves and the 
educational process of which they 
arc a part. At limes while reading 
ihc report one feels she is witness- 
ing the actual exchange and is 
struck to find statements such as 
"Certainly, if students had been 
present at the seminar, they would 
have been deprived of the comfor- 
table illusion that time's gentle 
passage will pul a period to the 
problems of adolescence." 

One is struck again and again 
by the depth of the perceptions 
and comments touching on a sub"- 1 " 
ject that can be dealt with as 
superficially as. say, careerism. 
Il is touched on. for example, in 



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Ihe general discussion on "the 
queslion of commitment": "We 
worried over problems of commit- 
ment possibly specific to the 
educated woman. We rehearsed 
briefly the familiar argument 
lhal tradition trains the woman to 
hold herself in a stale of general 
readiness, uncommitled. un- 
specialized. lest she waste her 
energy in the development of a 
skill which she will not be free to 
practice." 

We went over this old argu- 
ment, but we also considered its 
more contemporary converse: the 
damage to ideals of a liberal 
education consequent on too early 
a choice of career, to intense a 
commitment to that other mar- 
ketplace — not the market- 
place of ideas at all — in 
which talents arc bought and sold, 
the value of the person becoming 
practically indistinguishable from 
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tice. 

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ihings. We had no fresh ideas. 
Indeed, in general we were struck 
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aginations, when it came to a 
solution lo the problems that ail 
the University in general and our 
institution in particular." 

And il is confronted head-on. 
more positively but jusl as honesl- 
l> by Blythe Clinchy, Assistant 
Professor of Psychology, in her 
personal stalemcnl on "Relevance 
and Rigor." Following Carl 
Bereiter, she distinguishes 
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producing a performance or skill 
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development of whole persons. I 
ihink the conflict between 
prevocalional (Pre-med, prc- 
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seen, roughly, as a conflict 
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"I do not believe in this distinc- 
tion. Mosl of the interesting 
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both categories or neither. I think 
remedial skill training empty of 
genuine "content" is of very 
limited value. One learns to 
reason well. I think, not by doing 
forty syllogisms a day but by 
thinking about things important 
to one's whole self.. " 



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WELLESLEY NEWS 



by Mary Young *76 



Wellesley's own 6:30 a.m. gang, 
ihe intercollegiate crew team, will 
seek the fruition of their labors 
tomorrow against Brown in 
Providence. 

"It's going to be a great race." 
said coach Mayrcric Earle. "I'm 
really looking forward to it. It'll 
he ;i lest for the crew and a fun ex- 
perience." 

Ms. Earle has a nucleus of top 
performers that will nail down five 
spots in the varsity shell. Captain 
Peggy O'Neal "76, Barb Alex- 
ander '76. Pam Owensby '75. 
Karen Noack '78 and Jean 
Curran '75 rowed in the Head of 
the Charles this fall, when 
Welleslcy did "the best they've 
ever done." said Ms. Earle. 

"We were only about 10 
seconds behind Brown at the 
Head." said Ms. Earle. "so 
there's a chance." She had her 
crew on running and weight train- 
ing before Spring Break, and 
afterwards it's been two weeks of 
workouts on Ihe lake, each an 
hour and a half long. 

Betsy Holton '75. Mary Lou 
Wclby '75. Libby Brooks '78 and 
Nel Monsor '77 are candidates for 
the remaining spots in Ihe varsity 
boal. Ms. Earle hopes to lake two 
boats to Brown, enlisting coxes 
Mary Stephenson '76 and Patty 
Glovsky '78 to steer Welleslcy 
through. Laura Hodges '78. a 
veteran of prep school rowing, 
rounds out the promising corps of 
coxes. 

A handful of rowers from the 
fall have not returned, Ms. Earle 
said — "that's lough." But a group 
of JV rowers with high potential 
promise to keep Ihe ball rolling. 
Jamie Sabino '75, Kelly 
Lukins '78. Helen Fremont '78. 
Melanie Ingalls '78 ("a lot of 
potential"). Calhryn Trobisch '78. 
Diane Young '78, A.J. Johnston 
•7f>. Megan Hall '78. Morgan 
Mitchell* '78. and Kim Cooke '77 
form the JV squad. 

Wellcsley is up against for- 
midable crew programs in every 
race it undertakes Ihis season. 
Most crews train until Christmas 
and pick up again in January as a 

Need some sun 
For lacrosse! 

Good weather will hopefully bring 
more candidates to lacrosse prac- 
tices, held Monday through 
Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on 
the Mary Hem fields. Coach 
Shiela Brown says 17 people have 
shown up so far. Depth is needed, 
however, for the team's solid five- 
game schedule, which leads off 
Thursday at B.U. at 6 p.m. For 
information about the lacrosse 
team, contact Carol Charpie '77 
or Debby Allen '77. spon heads. 
The 1975 lacrosse schedule is as 
follows: 

Wellesley Lacrosse, 1975 

April 17 

at B.U. .6 p.m. 

■April 22 

Jackson home. 4 p.m 

April 23 

Ml. Holvoke home. 4 p m 

April 29 
Radcliffe home. 3:45 p.m. 

May 8 
Worcester home. 3 p.m. 

Come cheer the team on! 



fully-coached team, Ms. Earle 
said, most with more than one 
coach. By the end of February 
they're on the water, she explain- 
ed, and it means at least a six- 
second difference in final times, 
according to Radcliffe coach John 
Baker. 

Wellesley's short season may 
include a race with Exeter 
Academy. The grueling Greater 
Boston Meet with M.I.T., B.U. 
and Radcliffe goes 2000 meters, 
twice the distance of the Brown 
race and the all-important 
Easterns which follow May II. 
Rowing 2000 meters is equi- 
valent to rowing around Lake 
W.iban one and a half limes. "It's 
a whole different training," said 
Ms. Earle. who has no time what- 
soever to change her team's entire 
training regimen. "We'll just ig- 
nore that and peak for the 
Easterns." 



The Hunnewell estate formed 
snow. Bow Pam Owensby '75, Melanie Ingall 



Brown. 



Sailors 
Excel 

by Sally Newman '76 " 

This past weekend the sailing 
team sailed with great success in 
their first two intcrcollegj atc 
regattas of the season. 

On Saturday, Kim Miskcll '77 
skippered for Brenda Kelly '7g :. 
the Regis Bowl, hosted by 
Wellcsley. Nine schools raced 
amidst the falling snow flurries 
When wc gathered at 
boathouse in the 
prepare for the regatta, 
shovelled snow from the bilges of 
the boats! Kim and Brenda sailed 
very well in the shifty wind 
finishing second to M.I.T. 

Two Welleslcy crews journeyed 
to the Upper Mystic Lake Sunday 

r- ■/ • mi jT** where Jackson hosted a regatta in 
the scenic backdrop to an intercollegiate foursome rowing Friday in blinding Urks 14 _ fool p | an j ng . hu |, s , 

lelanie Ingalls '78, Diane Young *78, stroke Jamie Sabino '75 and cox Betsy simi | ar (0 42 0' s . The sai|ors ^ 

day were, A-division, Sally New- 




the 
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Holton '75 will put two weeks of such hard core preparation (some call it lunacy!) on the line tomorrow against 



photo by Mary Young '76 



Sports perspective: 
Mary Young '76 



A traditional 
Requirement 



All of the student input into the 
physical education department's 
questionnaire this fall has yet to 
be answered by new or renewed 
department policies. 

What place is there for a 
physical education requirement at 
Welleslcy? Everyone, including 
members of the department, has a 
hard time deciding where P.E. fits 
in at a small liberal arts college. 

The arguments, pro and con. 
are rather obvious. On the one 
hand, individuals resent any re- 
quirement at a place where ihey 
have the most autonomy they've 
ever had and ever will have. The 
other side, of course, says they're 
glad someone made them get 
ju;i\ from iheir books for awhile, 
because they never would'vc 
otherwise. 

Fine. But consider, all you 
modern women, that athletic ac- 
tivity for women has formed the 
vanguard of the wbmen's rights 
movement; thai acknowledging 
women as capable in the late 
I800's meant acknowledging that 
ihej were physically human 
beings, Wellesley's Henry Durant 
believed that P.E. would produce 
students "who could counter the 
myth that study ruined a woman's 
health." according to a Centen- 
nial publication. Matthew Vassar 
built the Kendrick gym right 
along with the first of Vassar's 
buildings: he was al least as 
emphatic on the subject. Though 
Wellesley's graduate program in 
P.E.. al one time the best in the 
country, was scultled by a later 
president, Smith's lives on today, 
a monument to that school's com- 
mitment to women's fitness and 
health. 

In short. Welleslcy and her 



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the pacesetters, the 
acknowledging 
women's physical aptitudes and 
needs. 

Now, when one looks al the 
present-day complaints, ihey 
appear in a different light. 

"Ii's pointless because it 
doesn't really encourage physical 
activity— it can easily be 
avoided." says one student, The 
classes are loo large, says one 
who's taken tennis, individual 
figure control, sailing and self 
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gel people through the require- 
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complaint is partner apathy — try- 
ing to learn tennis or self-defense 
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only 

Thc^e problems don't convey 
what the P.E. faculty is going 
through now. Student feeling in- 
dicates a huge number in favor of 
a substantial requirement, and a 
huge number against it. 

They can look back on 
Wellesley's commitment to P.E. 
in the past, and Ihey can look al 
what happened to Smith and 
Vassar. who don't have re- 
quirements anymore. Says a 
Smilhie. "The (P.E.) 
department's tailing apart." 

They deliberate on offering 
academic credit for gym courses. 
making it all optional or lowering 
the requirement. It's quite a can 
of worms. 

The P.E. department exists to 
instruct and sometimes coach, but 
not come down with eurlhshaking 
philosophical department policies. 
No wonder they're having a hard 
time. If they come up with 
anything affecting the academic 
program, they face Academic 
Review Board, and that's even 
harder. 

They've taken time and they're 
being careful on the P.E. question. 
I just hope they remember lhat 
required athletics have always 
been a part of Wellesley's success 
in giving women a liberal arts 
education, and have certainly 
been no hindrance to the success 
of her graduates. 



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by Mary Young 16 



The Sports Association has 
voted to join the national Associa- 
tion of Intercollegiate Athletics 
for Women (AIAW) and its 
eastern affiliate, the EAIAW, 
next year. 

Membership will give Wellcsley 
recognition as a college with 
women's sports and a vole in all 
legislation, regardless of its size. 
Such a professional organization, 
many S.A. members felt, is the 
only way of communicating with 
ihe rest of the country and keep- 
ing abreast of women's collegiate 
athletics, 

Wellesley students will also be 
able to compete in all national and 
regional competitions sponsored 
by these organizations, though it 
was also felt that much of Ihe 
competition would be on a higher 
level than Wellesley could offer. 
Two Wellesley swimmers. Kim 
Cole '77 and Judy Morrison '78. 
competed earlier this month in the 
AIAW Swimming and Diving 
Championships in Tempe, 
Arizona and placed better than 
20lh nationally in their specialties. 

Sue Tendy of the physical 
education department, who 
represents Wellesley al AIAW 
functions, stresses that it is not a 
student organization, but a group 
where Wellcsley as a college can 
make itself heard. Another faculty 
member said. "If they (AIAW) 
don't get the support, then it's go- 
ing to be under NCAA control." 
alluding to the ongoing feud 
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sports programs should be ad- 
ministered. 

Membership dues include SI 50 
for AIAW and another SIOO for 
EAIAW. The college must belong 
to both. S,A. considered asking 
the college for the money, but 
used their funds from SOFC in- 
stead to cover the amount. 

At the same March meeting, 
S.A. also voted lo recognize gym- 
nastics as a sport in S.A. and 
welcomed the new gymnastics 
sport head. Caroline Erisman '77. 



man '76 skipper, Liz Sanders '77 
crew, and B-division, Kim Miskell 
'77 skipper and Kathy Ploss '76 
crew. The temperature was again 
near 40 degrees, so that when the 
blustery puffs made several boats 
capsize, their crews scurried with 
more than usual haste to right 
them and continue in Ihe race. 

Wellesley again placed second 
with 22 points. Jackson won with 
17 points, the low score of the II 
participating schools. 

Sally Newman finished as ihe 
best skipper in the A-division with 
a 1-1-2-2 series for the lowest 
point total, while the B-division 
boal had an 8-1-5-2 series. 

With a start on the season like 
this, we are all optimistic aboul 
Ihe rest of the season. We are 
looking forward to our future 
regattas, which include, among 
others, the eliminations for the 
women's nationals. 



Buxbaum on fitness 



Dr. Robert Buxbaum, a 
member of the Governor's Com- 
mittee on Sports, will present a 
slide lecture on Tuesday at 7:30 in 
105 Pendleton West, to introduce 
the idea of adult Illness parks, or 
vita parcours. now being in- 
troduced to this country from 
Switzerland and Canada. The lec- 
ture is sponsored by the Depart- 
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Fitness parks originated in 
Switzerland and were installed 
along highways as rest areas are in 
this country. The insurance com- 
pany who built them felt motorists 
would reduce the number of ac- 



cidents by stopping al these parks 
(o refresh their minds and bodies. 

A few of these parks have 
sprung up out West, usually con- 
sisting of some sort of jogging 
course and various excercise 
stations. Dr. Buxbaum is working 
on bringing the idea East through 
efforts in Auburndale and 
Scituate. 

Dr. Buxbaum is an internist 
with the Harvard Community 
Health Plan and an Assistant 
Professor al Harvard Medical 
School. He also holds the position 
of Lecturer in Urban Planning at 
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